The Accessibility Advisory Committee makes recommendations to Council on all matters with respect to the accessibility for people with disabilities.
- To fulfill duties of a Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
- To provide advice to Council with respect to the accessibility for persons with disabilities to a municipal building, structure, premises and transit.
- To promote awareness about accessibility issues within Tillsonburg, to identify where barriers exist within the Town, and provide advice to Council on how barriers can be removed.
View a copy of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.
The Tillsonburg Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be comprised of seven members, including one member of Town Council and six members of the public, with a maximum of nine members in total.
Legislation stipulates that a majority of Committee members must self-identify as a person with a disability.
The purpose of the Town of Tillsonburg Accessibility Achievement Award is to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, schools and owners of businesses in Tillsonburg, which have helped to reduce and/or eliminate barriers for persons with disabilities, helping to strengthen our community and promote accessibility awareness.
Such efforts may include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrating leadership in the promotion of accessibility awareness and disability issues;
- Going above and beyond the legislated requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in an effort to make products, services or an operating location more accessible;
- Increasing access to and participation in programs for people with a disability, etc.
Accessibility Achievement Award Winner - Matthew MacNeil
Congratulations Matthew MacNeil on being Tillsonburg's most recent Accessibility Achievement Award winner. Matthew is a long-time resident of Tillsonburg, a champion for inclusion and aims to make life more accessible for people with Down Syndrome.
The nominee must be one of the following:
- A resident of the Town of Tillsonburg; or
- A Tillsonburg based business, organization or school (or provides programs/services that benefit the residents of Tillsonburg).
The Town appointed Accessibility Advisory Committee shall review and evaluate nomination submissions and will base their recommendation(s) for the Accessibility Achievement Award on the established award criteria and evaluation factors (i.e. retrofit project not required by legislation, but carried out solely to improve accessibility, percentage of population that benefits from the nominated activity, level of attention or awareness the activity creates, etc.).