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British Columbia Guide Animal Act

Alberta Blind Persons' Right Act


Proposed Revisions

In 2009, the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities formed a working group comprised of individuals representing user groups, training schools and working dog users, as identified below, in order to review the existing BC Guide Animal Act.

Our working group consisted of representation from the following organizations:

  • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • Access for Sight Impaired Consumers
  • Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
  • Autism Support Dogs
  • BC Guide Dog Services
  • CNIB
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs
  • Paws International

Input from this group of representatives has resulted in the development of a draft BC Guide and Assistance Dog Act. The draft act was presented to the Honourable Michael de Jong, Attorney General and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on July 30, 2010.

To download and view PFDs of the documents sent to the Attorney General, please click the links below:


Should you have any comments that you may like to share, please contact Bill Thornton at william.thornton@bcguidedog.com.