Accessibility Advisory Committee
The AODA mandates that municipalities with populations greater than 10,000 form an Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The Committee’s role is to develop, prepare and review the Township of Essa’s multi-year accessibility plans. Additionally, the Accessibility Advisory Committee must advise Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports and such other matters for which Council may seek its advice; review (in a timely manner) the site plans and drawings described in Section 41 of the Planning Act; and perform all other functions that are specified in the regulations. 2005, c. 11, s. 29(4). (Source: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11, s. 28). The AODA defines the role of the Accessibility Advisory Committee as one to advise Township Council on the requirements and the implementation of the AODA standards, as well as the preparation of the AODA Standards Reports.
The Township of Essa's Accessibility Advisory Committee is dedicated to advising and assisting the Township and its committees in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free community, while improving the quality of life for all persons with disabilities and promoting equal opportunity for citizens of all abilities.
Accessibility Advisory Committee Meetings and Minutes