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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 [formerly the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities (ABSPD)] provides advice and recommendations to Council about facilities and other infrastructure, programs, services, activities and policies, for the purpose of improving 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, and at the City Manager's request and where confidentiality issues permit, proposed, City facilities and infrastructure, programs, public services, activities and policies, to identify where they could create issues or barriers for individuals with disabilities
  • 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.
Events

Important Dates

Mayors Awards

  • Deadline for nominations is March 9, 2018
  • Event is on Thursday May 17, 2018

Accessible Parking Awareness Week

November 20, 2017 to November 24, 2017

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Monday December 4, 2017, 10am-2pm at Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, 8831 - 116 Street.

Meetings

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

Members also participate on one of the standing committees which meet once a month.

Meetings

September 11, 2017: Agenda Minutes

July 10, 2017: Agenda Minutes

June 26, 2017: Agenda Minutes

May 8, 2017: Agenda Minutes

April 10, 2017: Agenda Minutes

March 13, 2017:   Agenda Minutes

February 13, 2017: Agenda | Minutes

January 9, 2017: Agenda | Minutes

December 12, 2016: Agenda | Minutes

November 14, 2016: Agenda | Minutes

October 17, 2016: Agenda

Members

Committee Members

Committee Member Biographies

Name of Appointees

First Appointed

Term Expiry Date

Janet Davies-Davis May 01/15 Apr 30/18
Jessica Ferguson May 01/17 Apr 30/18
Erin Jackson  (Vice-Chair) May 01/15 Apr 30/18
Aleem Jaffer Mar 20/13 Apr 30/18
Crystal Jones May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Edward Lavallee Mar 20/13 Apr 30/18
Ray Marshall May 01/14 Apr 30/18
Christopher Minchau May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Mark Orbell May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Jason Pisesky May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Paige Reeves May 01/17 Apr 30/18
Katelyn Teske May 01/17 Apr 30/18
Shelley Thompson (Chair) Mar 20/13 Apr 30/18
Vanessa Van May 01/15 Apr 30/18
Zachary Weeks  (Vice-Chair) Mar 20/13 Apr 30/18

For More Information

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

Telephone

311

TTY 780-944-5555 keyword DISBOARD
Fax 780-577-3525
Email accessibility@edmonton.ca

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