Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee


The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee's mandate is to provide a local and universal accessibility perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City of Coquitlam’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions toward universal accessibility:

  • To continue to make the City more inclusive for existing and future residents with disabilities by addressing the physical, social and attitudinal barriers which impede their full participation in all aspects of City life;
  • To provide advice to Council about the development of City policies and programs to educate and inform on matters affecting residents with disabilities and/or physical or mental challenges and universal accessibility;
  • To review design plans for civic buildings and public spaces and provide advice to Council to ensure the needs of persons with disabilities are considered with the goal of universal access;
  • To provide advice to Council about the development of City policies and programs to ensure the needs of existing and future residents living with disabilities are considered (e.g., transportation, housing, capital programs, leisure and parks services, environment)

If you are looking for information and resources on accessibility in Coquitlam, please visit our Accessibility page.


Chair: Councillor Bonita Zarrillo | Vice Chair: Councillor ​Mae Reid

  • Organization ​Representatives:
    • SHARE Society - Ross Renaud
    • Community Ventures - Kevin Lusignan
  • Citizen Representatives: Kiyo Breiting, Sally Comin, Paul Jarvie, Angelo Lam, Steve Leung, Natalie Lisik, Martin Schikora, Matthew Sebastiani, Elaine Willis 

Meeting Schedule

The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month (on a monthly basis). The 2017 meetings have been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall for the following dates:

Please note that all Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee meetings are scent free.

Agendas for the above noted meetings will be available typically one week prior to the meeting date. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at committeeclerk@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3010. 

Work Plan

The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee's 2017 Work Plan was approved by Council.

2017 UAAC Work Plan

* Please note that meeting schedules are subject to change. 

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Fax: 604-927-3015
Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca