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Accessibility Advisory Committee

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Committee Mandate

The mandate of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is to fulfill the duties of a Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The Committee provides advice to Council on programs, policies and services provided to persons with disabilities including seniors.

Committee Composition

The Tillsonburg Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is comprised of a member of Town Council, a Town staff liaison, and stakeholders within the community.  

Legislation stipulates that a majority of Committee members must self-identify as a person with a disability. The meetings are open to the public and are held at the Corporate Office (200 Broadway).

The Committee works to promote awareness about accessibility issues within Tillsonburg, and to identify where barriers exist within the Town, and provide advice to Council on how barriers can be removed. The objectives of the committee can be found in its Terms of Reference.

For agendas, or to be notified of a meeting, please contact the Clerk's Office.

Accessibility Achievement Award - NEW!                         

The Town of Tillsonburg has launched a new Accessibility Achievement Award 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.

      Submit a Nomination

2017 Accessibility Achievement Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2017 winners of the Accessibility Achievement Award.

The winners were: St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Tillsonburg Dental Centre. 

 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 soley 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
Click here for more information on the Award Categories and Criteria.

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