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Committee Applicants for Consideration by Nominations Advisory Committee

April 5, 2017 -

Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

3 Public Members Required, including individual with disabilities

This Committee advises Council each year about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its annual Accessibility Plan; reviews site plans and drawings described in Section 41 of the Planning Act; provides advice to Council on: the accessibility for persons with disabilities to a building, structure or premise; the City's purchase of goods or services in order to assist Council to meet its obligation to have regard to the accessibility for persons with disabilities; consults with and advises staff and Council regarding accessibility issues as requested.

Skills: This Committee may appeal to individuals who are familiar with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, who have a technical background, and who have a keen interest in accessibility issues as well as an understanding of the needs of persons living with a disability.

Note: Requirements of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act include that a majority of members shall be individuals with disabilities and when advised, specific needs can be accommodated at meetings.

Composition: 15 public members and 1 member of Council.

Schedule of Meetings: The Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street.

Appointment: Staggered Terms of 1 or 2 years

Deadline to Apply is April 18