We are very delighted to annouce our upper ramp, phase 2 of the CVCDA’s Accessibility Project is now operational and open. Families can now utlize the upper ramp and accessible entry way when accessing the upper level of the main CVCDA buidling on the corner of Cliffe and 3rd Street.
The team here are all very thrilled to see both the first phase (lower ramp) and the second phase of our Accessibility Project complete. These new accessible ramps offer many improvements for our staff and clientele including a more friendly grade, a wider clearence and more space at the entrances for maneuvering in and out.
We are continually striving to provide physical locations for our services that are not only welcoming but inclusive to all who utilize them. Prior to demolition, the upper and lower ramps had deteriorated with age and were considered dangerously steep for those using them in wheelchairs. Not only were they unsafe but the ramps in some instances had damaged wheelchairs.
Future phases of the CVCDA’s Accessibility Project will see improvements made to the accessibility of our main parking lot.
Our Accessibility Project Fund has come together through a number of supporters including fundraising done through our very own 45th CVCDA Children’s Telethon,
Additional support came in the form of grants from both Community Living BC and the Rick Hanson Foundation BC Accessibility Grants program supported by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
Many local businesses and local Rotary clubs have also combined forces to support this project. Angela Zumbo of the Rotary Club of Comox Valley spearheaded a collaboration of the Rotary’s with Rotary Club of Comox providing support with both funds and people power.
Lacasse Construction lead by Owner, Cale Lacasse are once again supported the CVCDA through both phases of construction on this project as they have done on many past building projects at the CVCDA. Lacasse has also brought with them a team of supporting contractors to the job including Edgett Excavating, Valley Creative Concrete, Dalron Home Improvements and Cumberland Ready Mix.
Stay tuned for details of our official event to celebrate all of these amazing partnerships and the completion of the first two phases.
If you would like to make a financial contribution to the completion of the CVCDA’s Accessibility Project, please visit our online donation page.