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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

Comox Valley Airport is proud to offer the globally recognized Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to support passengers with hidden disabilities, also known as invisible disabilities. The Sunflower logo aims to assist those travelling with invisible disabilities who may need a little extra patience, care, and assistance during their travel experience.

How Does The Program Work?

Passenger Henry Tunke
CVAC Ambassador Val Little and passenger Henry Tunke
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 or many other challenges, 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.

Sunflower Lanyard Pick Up Locations

  • You can pick up a free Sunflower lanyard, wristband, pin (or sticker) from one of our Volunteer Ambassadors in front of the check in counters, or ask for one from one of our Airport Operations Staff. (Look for the CVAC logo on uniform)
  • If you can't find the information counters or have any questions? Please call our Airport Administration Line at 250-890-0829 extension 5.
If you require assistance during your flight, your airline will be in the best position to assist you, and you should continue to request special assistance services from your airline. Please note that this program does not allow for special treatment or expedited security screening but is a reminder to airport staff to show extra compassion, allow time for additional assistance, and let those travelling with these hidden disabilities feel comfortable and confident.

For more information on the program: Hidden Disabilities please Click Here.