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Our city is enriched by the contributions of persons with disabilities. Our community is strengthened when everyone is included.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice and recommendations to Council about facilities and other infrastructure, programs, services, activities and policies. This aims to improve the City's livability, inclusiveness and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

The Committee may:

  • Identify and engage stakeholder groups and seek their input into the Committee's work.
  • Conduct research and prepare reports on effective mitigation or modification strategies (for matters within the Committee's mandate) that would help individuals with disabilities to more fully participate in the community.
  • Examine City information regarding current City facilities and infrastructure, programs, public services, activities and policies, to identify where they could create issues or barriers for individuals with disabilities. At the City Manager's request and where confidentiality issues permit, proposals can be examined as well.
  • Work with the City Manager to develop and maintain a dialogue about matters of concern to individuals with disabilities.
  • Assist Council and the City Manager to develop strategies, programs and policies to attract, recruit and retain individuals with disabilities as employees and to serve on Council's committees or initiatives.
  • Participate in and support community events that raise awareness of inclusion and accessibility issues.

Important Dates

Accessible Parking Awareness Week

The 2019 National Accessible Parking Awareness Week is from December 16 to December 20. 


The committee meets on the second Monday of each month in the Heritage Room, City Hall from 4:30-6:30pm.

Members also participate on 1 of the subcommittees (1.5 hours in length), which meet once a month.



July 22, 2019:

June 10, 2019:

May 13, 2019: 

April 8, 2019: 

March 11, 2019: 

February 11, 2019: 

January 14, 2019: 


November 19, 2018:

October 15, 2018:

September 10, 2018:


Council Advisor

Name of Appointee First Appointed Term
Councillor Andrew Knack Dec 5/17 2017-2021 Council Term

Committee Members

Committee Member Biographies

Name of Appointees

First Appointed

Term Expiry Date

Chitra Bakshi May 01/19 Apr 30/20
Kassi Boyd May 01/19 Apr 30/20
Janet Davies-Davis May 01/15 Apr 30/20
Jessica Ferguson May 01/17 Apr 30/20
Crystal Jones May 01/16 Apr 30/20
Sheri Klassen May 01/19 Apr 30/20
Tonia LaRiviere   (Vice-Chair) May 01/18 Apr 30/20
Rinita Mazumder May 01/18 Apr 30/20
Christopher Minchau  (Vice-Chair) May 01/16 Apr 30/20
Mark Orbell May 01/16 Apr 30/20
Jason Pisesky  (Chair) May 01/16 Apr 30/20
Paige Reeves May 01/17 Apr 30/20
Tracey Rice May 01/19 Apr 30/20
Vanessa Van May 01/15 Apr 30/20

For More Information

Accessibility Advisory Committee
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4



TTY 780-944-5555 keyword DISBOARD
Fax 780-577-3525

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