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Accessibility Advisory Committee

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As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Accessibility Advisory Committee will continue to meet. To maintain physical distancing, these meetings will take place in an electronic format using teleconferencing. The meetings are open to the public through electronic participation or telephone participation only. For meeting information and instructions to join,  view the committee agenda.

Purpose

The Accessibility Advisory Committee advises and helps the Municipality develop strategies toward a barrier-free Clarington for people with disabilities. The goal is to review Municipal policies, programs and services to make sure they follow provincial accessibility standards. The Committee works to identify, prevent and remove any barriers faced by people with disabilities.

Terms of reference

Composition

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is comprised of seven to 10 voting members. The majority of the members shall be persons with disabilities. The Committee shall also include one member of Council. The Council representatives shall have full voting privileges.

Personal support workers are welcome to attend meetings to provide support to a person with a disability. Personal support workers are not permitted to participate in discussions independently and do not have voting rights.

Frequency of meetings

The Committee will meet on the first Wednesday of the month or at the call of the Chair. Exceptions to this may include:

  • July and August
  • During a municipal election, meetings may be cancelled in the last quarter of the year
  • Where a quorum is not reached
  • When circumstances warrant special consideration

Remuneration

Not applicable

Committee Contact

Accessibility Coordinator
905-623-3379 ext. 2131

Agenda

Minutes

History

The Province proclaimed the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. It came into force on September 30, 2002. Under the Act, Municipalities must establish or continue to have an accessibility advisory committee. The Committee advises Council on all matters related to its accessibility plan. According to the Act, the majority of the members on the committee must be people with disabilities. Before purchasing, leasing, or constructing a building or structure Council must first ask the committee to evaluate all accessibility related issues.

As a result, the Clarington Accessibility Advisory Committee was established in March 2003, when Report CLD-11-03 was adopted.

Documents and publications

Information from other sources

Contact(s)

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