Multi Year Accessibility Plan
Link DRAFT Multi-year Accessibility Plan Accessible format, available upon request
On June 13, 2005 the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005 (AODA) received Royal Assent and is now law. The purpose of the AODA is to benefit all Ontarians by developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by January 2025. A Multi-year Accessibility plan was prepared in order to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and to assist the Municipality of Whitestone in identifying, preventing and removing barriers to accessibility
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
The Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s accessibility laws
The Province of Ontario introduced the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) in 2001 and was enacted "to improve the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities and to make related amendments to other Acts”. As part of this act, it required the public sector to issue annual accessibility plans with the aim of helping to recognize, prevent and remove any accessibility issues.
In June 2005, the Province introduced a new piece of legislation, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which still currently remains in force and mandates both the public and private sectors. This was enacted to benefit all Ontarians by developing, employing and imposing a number of accessibility standards, by the year 2025, through which Ontarians with disabilities are able to attain a barrier-free Ontario, with a right of full participation.
The Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone welcomes feedback on how we provide accessible customer service. Customer feedback will help us identify barriers and respond to concerns.
Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way the Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone provides goods, services or facilities to people with disabilities can provide feedback in the following way(s):
|firstname.lastname@example.org||705-389-2466||Municipal Office (by letter or in person)|
21 Church Street, Dunchurch Ontario