The Town of Amherstburg and its Accessibility Advisory Committee are seeking public input on the Town’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.
The volunteer committee has devoted many hours over many months developing a new draft of the five-year plan. Municipalities are required to adopt accessibility plans in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Act envisions a fully accessible Ontario by 2025. Learn more about the Province’s Path to 2025!
“The Town’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines the outcomes and initiatives that reaffirm the Town's commitment to an accessible community and to building an equitable and inclusive society that values the contributions of people with disabilities,” says the Town on the survey page.
“This engagement process is designed to seek feedback on how successfully the municipality addresses the accessibility needs of those the municipality serves and to garner comments on the draft plan.”
You can read the draft plan on Talk The Burg, where you can read other background documents on accessibility and fill out a survey. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
You can also pick up hard copies of the survey at Town Hall or the Libro Centre. If you are completing a hard copy of the survey, please ensure every question is completed as incomplete hard copy surveys cannot be included in the final tally.
Completed hard copy surveys can be deposited in the Secure Drop Box at the back of Town Hall or mailed to Town Hall, 271 Sandwich Street, Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2A5. All surveys must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
This public engagement process is designed to seek feedback on the draft plan and how successfully the Town addresses the community’s accessibility needs. It will be the first in a series of annual public engagement sessions dedicated to accessibility in Amherstburg.
This first phase is looking at Town facilities, parkland, communications and infrastructure like sidewalks and multi-use trails.
The draft plan is expected to be discussed at the Council meeting on Dec. 13th.