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Grey County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

On February 1, 2024, the City of Owen Sound joined the Grey County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The committee advises Grey County Council and staff members, as well as participating municipalities, on ways to identify, prevent, and remove barriers from municipal services, by-laws, policies, programs, and facilities. 

The committee is formed in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 to include 50% plus one of people with disabilities. Other members include political representatives, staff, and interested members of the public.

More information on the committee can be found on Grey County's Accessibility webpage.

The committee's scope of responsibility is to:

  1. Comment each year about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of each municipality's multi-year accessibility plan.
  2. Provide review and comment when requested by County Council on the accessibility for persons with disabilities to a building, structure or premises:
    • Purchased, constructed, majorly renovated, owned or operated by Grey County and participating municipalities;
    • Considered for lease;
    • Provided as a municipal capital facility under an agreement, in accordance with the Municipal Act.
  3. Review in a timely manner the site plans and drawings described under Section 41 of the Planning Act when requested.
  4. In response to circulated plans, review and provide timely comment to the appropriate council, or its designates, on site plans prepared for major renovations and newly constructed developments including new commercial, institutional, industrial, major residential and other development subject to site plan control under a participating municipality.
  5. Perform other functions required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its regulations.
  6. Review programs and services and provide feedback to make practices more inclusive.

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