The City of Vaughan issued the following invitation, and the Springfarm Ratepayers Association is forwarding it to our members with encouragement to get involved with the governance of our city. This is a City of Vaughan committee and not associated with the Springfarm Ratepayers Association.
Do you want to help foster inclusivity in the city? Or advise on accessibility matters that will make a difference? By joining Vaughan’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, you can play a key role in creating a barrier-free community. Public recruitment is now underway. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 6 at 4:30 p.m.
More information about this committee is below.
What is the goal of this committee?
The mandate of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is tohelp guide the City in removing and preventing barriers in policies, practices, programs and services to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This includes reviewing Vaughan’s Accessibility Plan and other accessibility reports, identifying accessibility opportunities and challenges within the community and advising the Mayor and Members of Council on requirements to implement accessibility standards across Vaughan. For more information, visit the Accessibility Advisory Committee webpage and read the Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).
How many positions are available?
The City is seeking two Vaughan residents to join the committee until Nov. 30, 2022. New appointments will be considered by Vaughan Council this September. In total, the committee is made up of 10 individuals – one Member of Council and nine community members.
What are the eligibility requirements to join?
To be eligible for appointment on Vaughan’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Vaughan or someone who owns property in Vaughan, a Canadian citizen and must not be employed by the municipality.
When are meetings held?
Committee meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every other month, beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings are not held in July and August.
How do I apply?
Complete the Accessibility Advisory Committee application package (PDF) and submit it via email to the Office of the City Clerk at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Where can I find more information?
Visit vaughan.ca/council/committees to learn more about the Accessibility Advisory Committee, view eligibility requirements and apply to join.