YVR launches inclusive accessibility program: Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

child wearing sunflower lanyard going through security screening with CATSA officer

This year, we are delighted to share that starting today, in partnership with Hidden Disabilities, YVR is offering the Sunflower program to assist passengers with hidden disabilities who many need a little extra support, time or assistance as they travel through YVR airport.

Travelling can be stressful even at the best of times, more so for few passengers with an invisible disability that is not immediately apparent to airport staff. At YVR, we always continue to find innovative and creative solutions to make travel inclusive, stress-free, and comfortable for all passengers. With the sunflower program, if you or someone you are travelling with has an invisible disability, such as autism, chronic pain, epilepsy, low vision, hearing loss, dementia, anxiety disorders, brain injuries, and many more, you may choose to wear the Sunflower lanyard as a discreet way to indicate to our airport staff that you may need a little more help or time when going through the airport processes. Wearing the Sunflower lanyard is voluntary. The Sunflower lanyard provides a helpful identifier to airport staff to best assist and supports anyone with an invisible disability.

You can pick up a free Sunflower lanyard (or sticker) from our Customer Care and Information counters at the Main and South terminals.

To learn more about the many accessibility programs and initiatives at YVR, including the Sunflower program, visit accessibility at YVR