Advancing social justice and inclusion since 1966

Launching the Local Community Accessibility Grant

This initiative provides one-time funding for local governments, of up to $25,000, to remove barriers for persons with disabilities.

Our Values

Social Justice: We strive for a just and healthy society.

Inclusion: We are committed to achieving full engagement for all citizens.

Integrity: We are independent, accountable, transparent and non-partisan.

Learning: We seek, develop and share knowledge to inform decision-making.

What We Do

These values guide our work in five, interconnected areas of focus. Please visit the pages below to learn more about our work with communities.

Parking Permit Program

Over 55,000 people depend on us each year for their permits to use designated disability parking spaces

Social Policy RESEARCH

Effective social planning depends on evidence based decision-making. We specialize in comprehensive data collection, analysis and presentation.

Accessibility and inclusion

We promote accessible and inclusive communities by conducting research, leading public education campaigns, partnering with community groups.

Who We Work With

Through these five focus areas, we’re committed to supporting Indigenous people, community organizations, seniors, people with disabilities and all levels of government, including First Nations.

How We Do It

We start at the beginning. We gather comprehensive data about BC communities and use it to identify needs and gaps in the social safety net. Working with local governments and communities, we create plans to meet those needs and effect genuine change.

Graphic drawing of flow chart. 1) Gather community data 2) Fundraise 3)Help communities to create plans 3) Assist with community development 5) Build partnerships and share skills 6) Gather more data from projects and partnerships

Support SPARC BC

Parking Permit Program

Since 1984, SPARC BC has managed B.C.’s Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities. Apply for or renew your permit to use designated parking spots anywhere in B.C.