Accessibility Advisory Committee


The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more to establish a local Accessibility Advisory Committee, with a majority members represented by people with disabilities.

Peterborough's Accessibility Advisory Committee advises Council, through staff, on how to make City projects, programs, services and facilities more accessible for everyone. They also fulfil a legislative duty to review development projects subject to Site Plan Control Area under the Planning Act. They provide recommendations on how to make developments more accessible, with a strong focus on site walkway networks, accessible parking spaces, building entrances and access to exterior amenity areas.

The Committee also administers the Access Fund through a formal application and reporting process. The fund is used to help finance costs for City projects that remove existing barriers, enhance accessibility and exceed minimum legislated accessibility requirements.

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

Accessible playground

Meeting Schedule

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.

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