Accessibility Advisory Committee

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The Accessibility Advisory Committee gives Council advice on how to make the City of Peterborough more accessible for everyone. The Committee also oversees the utilization of the City's Access Fund through a formal application and reporting process; and provides suggestions on how our trails, transit, walkways, and sidewalks can be more accessible.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 requires municipalities that have a population over 10,000 to establish a local Accessibility Advisory Committee. The majority of the members must be people with disabilities.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee has one sub-committee, the Built Environment Sub-Committee. This Sub-Committee looks at our projects and site plans and gives us suggestions on how they can be more accessible. 

Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes and agendas are available on the Council Calendar

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Meeting schedule

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Meetings start at 4:00 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Minutes and agendas are available on the City Council Meetings page. Members of the public interested in observing a meeting must email the Clerk's Office or phone 705-742-7777 extension 1820 prior to the meeting. Clerks will provide details to join virtually or by telephone. 

Accommodations are available upon request.

Built Environment Sub-Committee

Electronic meetings via Microsoft Teams start at 3:30 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • [future 2024 dates to follow]

The Built Environment Sub-Committee participates in a planning process under the Planning Act called “Site Plan Control”. The committee provides recommendations on how to make developments more accessible and also reviews new construction and renovation projects related to facilities on City property. Members of the public interested in observing a meeting must email Accessibility staff or phone 705-742-7777 extension 1630 prior to the meeting. Accessibility staff will provide details to join virtually or by telephone.

Accommodations are available upon request.

Current Accessibility Advisory Committee members

  • Sioux Dickson, Chair
  • Phil Mechetuk, Vice Chair
  • Councillor Kevin Duguay, City of Peterborough Council Representative
  • Marc Galachiuk, Committee Member
  • Sarah Hurley, Committee Member
  • Max Moloney, Committee Member
  • Barb Munro, Committee Member
  • Dyllan Scott, Committee Member
  • Amanda Sterling, Committee Member

Staff representative

  • Mark Buffone, Accessibility Compliance Specialist

Built Environment Sub-Committee Document Review Portal