Provincial legislation designed to achieve an accessible province by 2025 was passed by the government of Ontario in 2005.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) mandates private, public and non-profit organizations to provide access to goods and services, buildings and facilities, structures and premises, workplaces and accommodations. Standards are being developed to regulate accessibility requirements for:
The purpose of these acts is to improve the opportunities for persons with disabilities and to provide for their participation in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the Province.
Under the ODA, municipalities of 10,000 or more residents are required to establish accessibility advisory committees and a majority of their members must be people with disabilities.
The municipal obligations under the ODA include the following:
In response to these obligations, the Township of Clearview formed its Accessibility Advisory Committee in 2003. The committee has been assigned the task of advising Council on all matters pertaining to persons with disabilities.
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The Township of Clearview welcomes public input. It helps identify area where changes need to be considered and ways to improve the delivery of accessible services. Feedback may be provided by telephone, in person, in writing, by email or fill out the Accessibility Customer Feedback Form.
217 Gideon Street, PO Box 200,
Stayner, ON L0M 1S0