Wheelchair lift improves accessibility

November 3, 2015

connaught youth centreA new wheelchair lift at the Connaught Youth Centre will ensure one of Prince George’s premier community hubs is more accessible for the entire community.

Northern Development has approved a $30,000 grant to support the wheelchair lift construction at the youth centre, which, for more than 30 years, has hosted numerous family and youth programs including four cadet corps, a youth boxing program, quilting and basketball, badminton and racquetball groups.

“It is with great anticipation to soon see a new wheel chair lift be installed in the gymnasium of the Connaught Youth Centre. The Connaught Youth Centre Society is grateful for the funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Province of British Columbia that have helped us bring this project to fruition,” says Caroline Kendall, Executive Director of the Connaught Youth Centre Society. “This wheel chair lift will bring the Connaught Youth Centre one step closer to being a completely barrier free and inclusive facility for youth and the general public.”

In 2010, the Connaught Youth Centre was incorporated as a society with a long-term goal to create a facility that’s inclusive and barrier free.

The grant was approved through the Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.