The City of Peterborough is committed to demonstrate leadership for accessibility in the community. Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of all people and follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. We will strive to achieve an inclusive environment for our facilities, goods, services, employment, information, and transportation.

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Gordon and Arbie Holnbeck Award

Devon Wilkins is this year's recipient of the Gordon Arbie Holnbeck Award. The Holnbeck award is awarded to those who have enhanced the quality of life for people living with disabilities. Through years of volunteer work with CNIB, Council for Persons with Disabilities and many others, Devon has improved the lives of many individuals.

Between 1989 and the end of 2019, 45 people have received the Holnbeck Award.

The Holnbeck Committee was established to oversee the award process with representation from the Peterborough and County Disaster Trust Fund Committee, the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough, the Council for Persons with Disabilities, the Peterborough Accessibility Advisory Committee, and the joint Township of Selwyn and County of Peterborough Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Plans, policies and reports

Transforming Peterborough to be a place where every person can participate is important for people, businesses and community life. The City of Peterborough continues to plan for the future so that programs, services and facilities are accessible and welcoming for everyone.

2018 to 2020 Accessibility Plan   Accessible Customer Service Policy Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy Status Report Compliance Report

Accessible playground