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Accessibility Advisory Committee

Clause 15 in Report No. 4 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on March 23, 2017.

 

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Report No. 1 of the
York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
Meeting Held on February 22, 2017

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on March 2, 2017


[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m. on February 22, 2017.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

V. Spatafora

Members:

J. Altmann, L. Bolt, A. Dennis, S. Foglia, L. Fortnum, K. Hill,
B. Lynch, S. Palombo, J. Phromratsamy, J. Simmons, A. Tocco

Staff:

K. Adeney, M. Adlam, S. Ayres, S. Balasingham, C. Ciappa,
C. Clark, L. Davies, L. Gonsalves, A. Griepsma, T. Kirkwood,
K. MacGillivray, Jennifer Mitchell, Joanne Mitchell, C. Moss,
V. Navolskyy


Election of Vice Chair

 

1. Election of York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Vice Chair for 2017

 

Committee elected Steve Foglia as Vice Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2017.

 

Presentations

 

[Click on the titles of the following Presentations to view them]

 

2. An Aligned Approach to York Region’s Brand [2.6 MB]

 

Committee received the presentation by Crystal Moss, Manager, Communications, Corporate Services Department.

 

3. Another Way to Connect with Us: York Region’s Mobile Application

 

Committee received the presentation by Michelle Adlam, Manager, Corporate Digital, Design and Public Relations, and Andrea Griepsma, Corporate Digital Specialist, Corporate Communications, Corporate Services Department.

 

4. Mental Health Matters

 

Committee received the presentation by Sutha Balasingham, Head of Departmental Strategic Initiatives, and Carmela Ciappa, Special Project Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Community and Health Services.

 

Communications

 

[Click on the titles of the following Communications to view them]

 

5. York Region Draft Diversity and Inclusion Charter [4.3 MB]

 

Committee deferred the communication from Christopher Raynor, Regional Clerk dated January 27, 2017 regarding “York Region Draft Diversity and Inclusion Charter”.

 

6. York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Membership

 

Committee received the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner, Community and Health Services dated February 10, 2017 regarding “York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Membership”.

 

7. Accessible Trail in the Town of Georgina

 

Committee received the communication from Wayne Emmerson, Regional Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, York Region dated February 7, 2017 regarding “Accessible Trail in the Town of Georgina”.

 

8. Portable Accessible Washroom Trailer Community Project

 

Committee deferred the communication from Wayne Emmerson, Regional Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, York Region dated February 8, 2017 regarding “Portable Accessible Washroom Trailer Community Project”.

 

Other Business

 

9. New Members - Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Regional Councillor Spatafora introduced and welcomed three new members to the Accessibility Advisory Committee who were appointed by Regional Chair Emmerson; Mayor Justin Altmann, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and citizen members Laurie Fortnum and Angelo Tocco.

 

10. Valentyna Navolskyy

 

Committee was introduced to a new staff member, Valentyna Navolskyy, Senior Policy Analyst, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services, who will be working with the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

 

11. Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services - Retirement

 

Regional Councillor Spatafora advised that Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services will be retiring at the end of March, 2017 and thanked her for her commitment, dedication and leadership on the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

 

12. Update on York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Legacy Event

 

Due to time constraints at this meeting, Committee will receive a written update on the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Legacy Event shortly. 

 

13. Update on Accessibility Activities

 

Due to time constraints at this meeting, Committee will receive a written update on Accessibility Activities shortly.

 

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

February 22, 2017                                                                                                                   V. Spatafora
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                                Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675  x71305

 

 


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