Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose

The Quinte West Accessibility Advisory Committee consists of persons with disabilities and others from the community who have a direct interest in accessibility issues. The Committee was formed to make recommendations to City Council on matters relating to equal opportunity and access for all persons, regardless of needs, to participate as fully as possible, in all aspects of community life. The Committee assists in the development of initiatives that address the reduction and prevention of barriers in our community that would otherwise restrict accessibility for disabled persons. A disability may be physical, mental, visual, or auditory. The complete definition is contained in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Accessibility Advisory Committee are briefly outlined below.

  • Review site plans for commercial/industrial developments and plans of subdivision, to provide insight and input regarding accessibility
  • Review City buildings/facilities/infrastructure/services and make recommendations where barriers are identified
  • Review by-laws of the City that incorporate any matter deemed to affect disabled persons in the community
  • Take a proactive role in the City's efforts to provide a barrier-free environment for disabled persons

Committee Members 

Member of Council     Terry Cassidy
Member of Public       Johanna Teske, Chair
Member of Public       Bill Vandervoort, Vice-Chair
Member of Public       Barbara Jean Fournier
Member of Public       Chelsey Brooks
Member of Public       Darlene Dale
Member of Public       Doug Jackson
Member of Public       Irene Robbins
Member of Public       June Kennedy
Member of Public       Kenneth King

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held every other month on the second Wednesday of the month or as required at the call of the Chair.  View Meeting Schedule for 2014. 

Review agendas and minutes of previous committee meetings.

We Welcome Your Input!

The Committee welcomes your constructive input on the subject of accessibility in Quinte West. Here are some ways for you to actively participate in making our community accessible:

  • Apply to become a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.
  • Let us know about any situations in the community where you feel there is a barrier to accessibility.
  • What to do if businesses or organizations aren't providing accessible customer service.  Click here.

For additional information, please Contact Us

Collaborative Access Development Service Agencies 

CNIB 1-866-842-9071
Community Living Belleville & Area613-969-7407
Community Living Prince Edward 613-476-6038
Community Living Quinte West 613-394-2222
Community Visions & Networking 613-966-8484
Counselling Services of Belleville & District 613-966-7413
Dual Diagnosis Consultation Outreach Team613-530-2400
 Kerry's Place Autism Services 613-384-7800
 Madoc COPE Corporation613-473-4158
 North Hastings Community Integration Association613-332-2090
Pathways to Independence613-962-2541
Quinte Vocational Support Services 613-968-6775

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Contact Us

The City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

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Tel: (613) 392-2841 x  4462
Fax: (613) 392-7151

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