The Accessibility Advisory Committee is a citizen volunteer committee that advises the Mayor and Council on matters related to the identification, removal and prevention of barriers for persons with disabilities. As directed by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2001
, every community in Ontario of more than 10,000 residents must form such a committee. Under the same act, this committee is required to review site plans and advise Council on barriers to accessibility within the proposed site plan.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee membership is appointed by Council and consists of 10 citizens and one member of Council. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, states that the majority of members must be persons with disabilities.
The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
This committee has Terms of Reference which are available for you to review.