Accessibility Advisory Committee


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

Accessible playground

Meeting schedule

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Electronic meeting starts at 4 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Minutes and agendas are available on the City Council Meetings page. Members of the public wishing to attend to any meeting must contact the Clerk's Office at 705-742-7777 ext. 1820. You will be provided with a link to join or a toll free number and conference ID to enable you to listen to the meeting by telephone. 

Accommodations are available upon request.

Built Environment Sub-Committee

The Built Environment Sub-Committee reviews site plans and City projects, providing feedback regarding accessibility amenities and concerns. Members of the public are able to observe Built Environment Sub-Committee meetings. To request a link or phone number to join, please email us. All meetings will take place electronically through Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated.

2023 Meeting schedule

All meetings are scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

  • February 21, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 21, 2023

Current Accessibility Advisory Committee members

  • Sioux Dickson, Chair
  • Phil Mechetuk, Vice Chair
  • Councillor Kevin Duguay, City of Peterborough Council Representative
  • Dave Hurley, Committee Member
  • Laken Macfarlane, Committee Member
  • Don Parnell, Committee Member
  • Amanda Stirling, Committee Member
  • Barb Munro, Committee Member
  • Sarah Hurley, Committee Member

Staff representatives

  • Mark Buffone – Accessibility Compliance Specialist, City of Peterborough
  • Sarah Mackillican – Communications Coordinator, City of Peterborough

Built Environment Sub-Committee Document Review Portal