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Accessibility At Purpose

Accessibility Plan

Purpose Secondary School is forming an Accessibility Committee for the 2023-2024 school year to advise the school in its development of an Accessibility Plan. The committee will have 5-10 members and reflect the diversity of the Purpose school as well as the local community. The plan includes identifying, preventing, and removing the barriers to accessibility that people with diverse abilities and disabilities face within the school community. The work of this committee will follow and fulfill the directives of the Accessible British Columbia Act.

For more information about the Accessibility Plan and the Accessibility Committee, please contact Merrilyn Cook (Principal) - 


  • 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.

  • Impairment: A physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, or cognitive limitation, whether permanent, temporary, or episodic.

  • Inclusion: “An attitude and approach that embraces diversity and differences and promotes equal opportunities for all. Inclusion is not just about people with disabilities. When our communities include and embrace everyone, we are ALL better able to reach our full potential.” - Inclusion BC

  • 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.

​Share Your Experience With Us

In the spirit of "Nothing about us without us", Purpose Secondary School values your feedback about specific barriers that people face when accessing our school building, programs, services, and information due to diverse abilities or visible/invisible disabilities. 

Collecting feedback from students, parents/guardians/caregivers, staff, and local community members will help shape our Accessibility Plan.


Please complete the Accessibility Survey to help shape our Accessibility Plan by describing experiences and making recommendations on how barriers can be removed or improved upon.

If you require alternate ways to participate in the Accessibility Survey, please contact Merrilyn Cook (Principal) -

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