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Accessibility Advisory

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Purpose

The purpose of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is to make recommendations:

  • Relating to the setting of objectives and policies to be followed in connection with accessibility matters within the city
  • Relating to the status of accessibility programs and their relationship to community needs
  • Relating to capital projects
  • Regarding the education of the community in regards to accessibility issues
  • To increase public awareness and understanding of accessibility issues

The committee also:

  • Assists with the preparation of the annual accessibility plan
  • Meets with groups, organizations and individuals interested or involved in accessibility matters to determine concerns or suggestions

Members

  • Randy Archer
  • Jo-Ann Benoit
  • Donna Burleigh
  • Jennifer Harrington
  • Chris Gauthier (Staff Representative)
  • Councillor Connie Lauder (Council Representative)
  • Scott MacDonald
  • Cheryl Milatz
  • Melanie Oepkes
  • Norma Thomas

Meetings

Committee meetings are held at Woodstock City Hall. The committee meets the second Wednesday of every month (with the exception of the months of July, August and December).

View Meetings and Minutes

Requesting a document in an accessible format

If you require municipal information in an accessible format or require communication supports, contact us via email, in person, by telephone, in writing or complete the accessible formats or communication supports request form and submit it to city hall. Arrangements taking specific disabilities into account can be made at no additional cost.

Certificate of Achievement in Accessibility

The "Certificate of Appreciation" award is given to individuals, groups, and agencies (private and public) that have made a significant achievement in reducing or eliminating barriers to persons who have a disability. In addition to receiving a certificate, the recipients' names and a brief description of their achievements would be posted on the City's website and listed in the Access Woodstock publication. Please complete the Certificate of Achievement in Accessibility Nomination form.

Raising issues

If you have an issue or concern regarding inaccessible municipal services, contact us via email, in person, by telephone, in writing, by filling out the accessibility feedback form or otherwise. We will respond within 7 days of receiving your concern.

Appointments

Members of the committee remain on the committee for the duration of the current council term of office.

 

Applying for a Board or Committee Position

City of Woodstock residents can make a difference in the community by becoming a volunteer member of a Board or Committee.  Advisory Board and Committee members provide information to City Council, which contributes to the development of policies, programs and initiatives. Your expertise, enthusiasm and pride can make all the difference.

  • Notices are placed on the City Website or in the What's on Woodstock magazine when positions become available. 

  • Applications received for a board or committee that does not have a current vacant position will be retained for use until November 30, 2018.

Boards and Committees Application

 

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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