Accessibility Plan

At St. John’s Academy we are wholeheartedly committed to fostering a learning and working environment that embraces and uplifts every student and staff member.

We value accessibility not only for individuals with disabilities but also for the well-being of our entire school community. We strive to create a learning and working environment that caters to the needs of all students, staff, and the broader school community.

Our objective is to ensure equitable opportunities that meet the needs of the wonderfully diverse community we serve. We are dedicated to this goal and with that in mind, the school is establishing a comprehensive three-year Accessibility Plan.

This plan will play a pivotal role in ensuring accessibility remains a priority as outlined in our vision and mission. It will allow us to continue working towards our vision by addressing the diverse needs of students and staff. We will be able to better support all individuals in their development as successful learners and respectful, caring and responsible members of society.

The Accessible British Columbia Act aligns with our school’s core values and we are committed to supporting equity of access by identifying, removing and preventing barriers.

We are dedicated to providing a learning and working environment that embraces diversity, empowers all individuals, and celebrates the unique contributions each person brings to our community.

Accessible B.C. Act

The Accessible British Columbia Regulation, under the Accessible British Columbia Act, came into force on September 1, 2022. The goal of the act is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and involve them in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers to their full participation in the life of the province.

  • Legislation – Accessible BC Act
  • Regulation – Accessible BC Act
  • Accessibility Legislation Plain Language Summary
  • Important Definitions from the Accessible B.C. Act:

    Accessibility: The state of having programs, services and environments that allow all individuals to participate fully in society without encountering barriers. Barrier: Anything that prevents a person with a disability from fully participating in all aspects of society because of their disability. This includes architectural, attitudinal, information, communications, policy or practice, and technological barriers.

    Disability: The state of being unable to participate fully and equally in society as a result of the interaction between an impairment and a barrier.

    Implementation of the Accessible BC Regulation

  • 1. Accessibility Committee: St. John`s Academy established an accessibility committee in April 2023.
  • 2. Accessibility Plan: St. John`s Academy Accessibility Plan outlines our commitment to accessibility and the actions in our Three-Year Accessibility Plan for 2023-26
  • · St. John`s Academy Accessibility Plan
  • 3. Feedback Mechanism for Reporting Accessibility Accomplishments and Barriers: St. John`s Academy has developed 3 options for feedback on the plan.
  • 1) Email:
  • 2) Complete online Accessibility Plan Form
  • 3) Online survey – three times a year
  • 4) Mail: Accessibility Department
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