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Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Clause 13 in Report No. 14 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on October 20, 2016.

 

13

Report No. 3 of the
York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
Meeting Held on September 28, 2016

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on October 6, 2016


[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 4:04 p.m. on September 28, 2016.

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

V. Spatafora

Members:

L. Bolt, A. Dennis, S. Foglia, K. Hill, L. Hulme-Smith, B. Lynch,
F. Maggisano, S. Palombo, J. Simmons

Staff:

J. Benjamin, C. Clark, L. Davies, L. Gonsalves, T. Kirkwood,
A. Lauzon (YRP), J. Mitchell, A. Saintiche, J. Salzmann,
A. Urbanski


Presentation

 

[Click on the title of the following Presentation to view it]

 

1. Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Charter

 

Committee recommended receipt of the presentation by Aisha Saintiche, Senior Policy Analyst, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services.  Committee provided input regarding draft key areas of organizational responsibility and the guiding principles of a Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Charter.

 

Communications

 

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

 

2. Accessibility (Compliance) Report on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): Compliance with the Design of Public Spaces Requirements - January 1, 2016

 

Committee recommended receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services dated September 28, 2016, regarding “Accessibility (Compliance) Report on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): Compliance with the Design of Public Spaces Requirements – January 1, 2016”.

 

3. Resignation of Jocelyn Hunt – Member of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Committee recommended receipt of the communication from Lisa Gonsalves, Director of Strategies and Partnerships dated September 28, 2016, regarding the resignation of Jocelyn Hunt, member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.  Jocelyn has accepted a position at York Region in the Long-Term Care Branch of Community and Health Services.

 

Other Business

 

4. Legacy Event Update

 

Committee received a verbal update from Joann Simmons, Chair of the working group which will develop and execute a Legacy Event, involving educational and networking forums.

 

5. Update on Accessibility Activities

 

Committee received a verbal update from Lois Davies, Manager, Social Policy and Accessibility, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services regarding:

1. Invitation to participate in Metrolinx’s 2016 Accessibility Public Meetings pertaining to GO Transit, Presto, UP Express and Rapid Transit

2. Federal government’s consultations regarding establishment of a “Canadians with Disabilities Act”

3. Official launch of Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool

 

6. Julia Salzmann

 

Committee was introduced to a new staff member, Julia Salzmann, Research and Policy Analyst, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services, who will be working on the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

 

7. Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is scheduled on November 23, 2016 at 4 p.m.

 

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting adjourned at 5:38 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

September 28, 2016                                                                                                                  V. Spatafora
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                                  Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675  x71305

 


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