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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, ("AODA") 2005, S.O. 2005, c.11 was passed by the Provincial Government for the purpose to improve the quality of life and experience of persons with disabilities.
In 2005, Ontario's legislative assembly Bill 18, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2005. This act allows people with disabilities to participate in building a stronger province. The AODA advances the goals of the ODA by requiring public, private and non-profit organizations to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility in order to make Ontario fully accessible for all persons with disabilities by 2025. Through the AODA and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, the Government of Ontario has identified key areas for the development of common accessibility standards that are intended to ensure all sectors and organizations can provide fully accessible services and environment for Ontarians.
The ODA also requires municipalities to appoint an Accessibility Advisory Committee if the municipality has a population over 10,000 people. The Municipality of Grey Highlands works with the Grey County's Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee has been formed in compliance with the AODA and ODA to include 50% plus one of persons with disabilities. The Terms of Reference and more information on Grey County's Accessibility Advisory Committee can be found on the Grey County Website.
Disability, as defined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Rights Code is:
- any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device,
- a condition of mental impairment or a development disability,
- a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language,
- a mental disorder, or an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.
We also welcome feedback on our delivery of accessible services and suggestions you have for improvement. Please complete the fillable form and submit to the Municipal Offices.