Accessibility Advisory Committee
This Committee has worked actively since its creation to complete an Accessibility Plan for the Township as required under The Ontario with Disabilities Act, 2001(ODA), and to update the plan annually. They have inspected every park and every municipal building in the Township to plan for accessibility for all. All areas needing improvement have been included in the plan and all related works must be completed within a specified period of time. The Committee has met with various Committees of the Township to ensure that accessibility is included in their planning of events, renovations or reconstruction of facilities, and in long term capital plans.
The objectives for the Committee in its mandate include:
To prepare and implement annual accessibility plans as specified by the ODA;
To advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities;
To review and advise Council on the following:
site plans of new and existing municipal buildings
- new and existing municipal by-laws;
- significant renovations;
- leased facilities or any other facility used as a municipal building;
- municipal capital facilities under the Municipal Act;
- goods and services provided by the municipalities or agents providing services under contract with the municipality;
To promote public awareness and understanding of the needs of disabled persons;
To encourage improved services which will enable persons with disabilities to live a full and productive life;
To provide advice to Council on other issues of importance to persons with disabilities.
PUBLIC AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING
It is hoped that all businesses in the municipality will consider the need to have their offices, buildings or entrances meet standards to ensure that they are accessible for persons with disabilities.
Please also consider the access from where vehicles are parked up to and including the building. Quite often, the inside of a building is accessible but a person with disabilities may not be able to get up to and into the building.
Accessibility Committee Meeting/s - Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 4:00 pm at the Township Municipal Office (Catherine Milne Room)
Township of Hamilton Accessibility Plan
Schedule 'A' Accessibility Plan
Schedule 'B' Accessibility Plan
Schedule 'C' Accessibility Plan
Accessible Customer Service Standards Policy (By-law 2009-59)
Community Living West Northumberland
FishAbility Sports Club
Community Care Northumberland
Community Living Ontario
E.A.R.N. (Employment Assistance Resource Network)
Accessibility Issues can be routed to the AccessibilityCommittee through firstname.lastname@example.org.