Accessibility Advisory Committee

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Mandate

  • To provide advice to Council on programs, policies and services provided to persons with disabilities including seniors. 
  • To promote awareness about accessibility issues within Tillsonburg, to identify where barriers exist within the Town, and provide advice to Council on how barriers can be removed.

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 Terms of Reference
View a copy of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.
 Committee Composition

The Tillsonburg Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) members, including one (1) member of Town Council and six (6) members of the public, with a maximum of nine (9) members in total.

Legislation stipulates that a majority of Committee members must self-identify as a person with a disability.

 Meeting Time and Location

The Accessibility Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of the months of March, June, September and December at 2:00 p.m. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Town of Tillsonburg advisory committee meetings will be held electronically. To request access to a advisory committee meeting please contact the Clerk's Office.

Agendas and Minutes
To view agendas and minutes please search the Town Meetings Calendar or the Town of Tillsonburg's Online Records Archive
 Accessibility Achievement Award

The purpose of the Town of Tillsonburg Accessibility Achievement Award is to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, schools and owners of businesses in Tillsonburg, which have helped to reduce and/or eliminate barriers for persons with disabilities, helping to strengthen our community and promote accessibility awareness.

Such efforts may include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating leadership in the promotion of accessibility awareness and disability issues;
  • Going above and beyond the legislated requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in an effort to make products, services or an operating location more accessible;
  • Increasing access to and participation in programs for people with a disability, etc.
Who is eligible?
  The nominee must be one of the following:
  • A resident of the Town of Tillsonburg; or
  • A Tillsonburg based business, organization or school (or provides programs/services that benefit the residents of Tillsonburg).
How are recipients selected?
The Town appointed Accessibility Advisory Committee shall review and evaluate nomination submissions and will base their recommendation(s) for the Accessibility Achievement Award on the established award criteria and evaluation factors (i.e. retrofit project not required by legislation, but carried out solely to improve accessibility, percentage of population that benefits from the nominated activity, level of attention or awareness the activity creates, etc.).
When is the award presented?
Presentations of the Accessibility Achievement Award for individuals, organizations, schools and businesses shall be made throughout the year at a meeting of Tillsonburg Town Council.
Award Criteria
Submit a Nomination
Accessibility Achievement Award Winners
 
2017
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • Tillsonburg Dental Centre

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