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. 

Accessible playground

Meeting schedule

Accessibility Advisory Committee

4:00 p.m. City Hall Doris Room

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Minutes and agendas are available on the Council Calendar.

Built Environment Sub-Committee

3:30 p.m. City Hall Doris Room

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Tuesday November 19, 2019

Transportation Sub-Committee (dissolved as of September 1, 2019)

The Accessibility Advisory Committee decided to dissolve this Committee as of September 1, 2019 at their meeting on May 1, 2019.

4:00 p.m. City Hall, Doris Room

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2019

Current Accessibility Advisory Committee members

  • Amanda Motyer, Chair
  • Lynda Staples, Vice Chair
  • Councillor Henry Clarke, City of Peterborough Councillor Representative
  • Sioux Lily, Built Environment Sub-Committee Chair
  • Don Parnell, Board Member
  • Andrea Walsh, Board Member
  • Ben McColl, Board Member
  • Erica Richmond, Board Member
  • Tom Street, Board Member
  • Mark Buffone, Staff – Accessibility Compliance Coordinator
  • Sadie Norrad, Staff – Accessibility and Communication Specialist