March 14, 2018
Brockville The Leeds and Grenville Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking new members. The Counties is required under the Provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 to have a committee if its population is over 10,000.
The membership includes community volunteers and members of Counties Council, including the Warden. The Committee, which meets four times a year, assists Counties Council with changes that will make the Counties more accessible to people with disabilities.
Value in the Committee
In 2017, the Committee undertook activities such as auditing Counties’ owned buildings to determine their accessibility, working with Forestry Staff to learn more about the Limerick Forest Accessible trails and other activities including providing assistance to Council on the municipal Five Year Accessibility Plan.
“The work of the Leeds and Grenville Accessibility Advisory Committee is beneficial to Council and offers important insights about making our buildings more accessible,” said Warden Robin Jones. “I encourage people who live in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville to take a moment to consider whether you have time to bring your perspective to this committee. We need to work together to improve the experience for those who need our support.”
Committee Seeking Additional Members
Do you feel you could add your voice to the discussion? There is always room for one more!
Members must live in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, but not in the separated municipalities of Brockville, Prescott, or Gananoque. The Committee has asked to provide their input on a range of matters pertaining to accessibility.
Interested? Please submit your name to Andrea Bolton, Accessibility Coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 613-342-3840 ext. 2307, or writing to:
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
25 Central Ave. W.