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Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Clause 12 in Report No. 1 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on January 25, 2018.

 

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Report No. 5 of the
York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
Meeting Held on November 22, 2017

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on January 11, 2018


[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 4:01 p.m. on November 22, 2017.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

V. Spatafora

Members:

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

Staff:

K. Adeney, M. Bryce, K. Chislett, C. Clark, L. Davies, J. DeGagne, L. Gonsalves, A. Kawun, T. Kirkwood, B. Landry, A. Lauzon (YRP), B. Macgregor, M. McEnroe, J. Mitchell, V. Navolskyy, A. Robb, H. Simpson, E. Straughan, P. Thiru, H. Tillock


Presentations

 

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

 

1. Unionville Seniors Hub

 

Committee received the presentation by Heather Tillock, Manager, Community Partnerships and Support Services, Community and Health Services.

 

2. York Region Transit Assistance Program (TAP) Pilot

 

Committee received the presentation by Monica Bryce, Manager, Projects and Program Policy Strategy, Social Services Branch, Community and Health Services and Erin Straughan, York Region Transit Service Planner, York Region Transit/VIVA, Transportation Services.

 

3. Social Housing Innovation Fund

 

Committee received the presentation by Bernice Landry, Program Manager, Housing Programs, Housing Strategy and Program Delivery, Community and Health Services.

 

Communications

 

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

 

4. 2018 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Committee received the 2018 Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting schedule.

 

5. Accessibility Update and Review of Accessibility Policies

 

Committee received the communication from Christopher Raynor, Regional Clerk, dated October 20, 2017 regarding ‘Accessibility Update and Review of Accessibility Policies’.

 

Other Business

 

6. 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, as follows:

1. Committee and staff congratulated Sharon Doyle, Manager, Mobility Plus, York Region Transit, Transportation Services who was presented with the Individual Leadership Award for Distinguished Service from the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

2. Construction of the York Region Transit Travel Training Centre, the first of its kind in Canada, is now complete.  It is an indoor, life sized training centre for people of all ages and abilities who need additional skills to independently use York Region Transit, and will be open to the community in the Fall of 2018.

3. Committee members received copies of three children’s books which celebrate and promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility, released by the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, entitled “Benjamin-Bob Can Do the Job”, “Felicia McCan” and “I’m Smart in My Own Way”. 

4. Committee members also received a booklet entitled “What Ontario’s Accessibility Laws Mean to You - A Guide for People with Disabilities, Their Family and Friends”, which explains the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

5. The current term of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee concludes with the term of Regional Council in 2018.  Members may sit on the committee for two consecutive terms of Council, which means that five members will be retiring.  In the new year, staff will present recruitment plans to Committee for review and feedback, including promotion plans, the application and the interview process.

 

7. Appointment to the York Region Planning Advisory Committee

 

Committee was advised that Steve Foglia, Vice Chair of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee was appointed to the York Region Planning Advisory Committee by Regional Council at its meeting on November 16, 2017.

 

8. Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee is scheduled for February 21, 2018 at 4 p.m.

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting adjourned at 5:56 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

November 22, 2017                                       V. Spatafora
Newmarket, Ontario                                     Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675  x71305

 

 


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