2018-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
The Region of Peel's 2018 - 2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines how the Region of Peel will continue to remove barriers and improve accessibility for persons with disabilities
The Plan aligns with the Region's 20-Year Strategic Plan and the Province's timeline to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by January 1, 2025.
This new Multi-Year Plan outlines the initiatives the Region will undertake from 2018 - 2025 under the Living, Thriving and Leading areas of the Strategic Plan. It builds on the Region's accomplishments since the introduction of the first multi-year plan in 2013.
The Plan is reviewed annually by the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee and reported to Council for any updates or necessary amendments.
Commitment to Creating an Accessible Region of Peel
Diverse communities and groups make up the population Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. The Region of Peel values the contributions made by all people and believes that its diversity has strengthened the Region.
Statement of Organizational Commitment to Accessibility
The Region of Peel is committed to implementing, maintaining and enhancing accessibility with respect to employment and the use of all Regional goods and services, programs and facilities for all persons with disabilities in a manner that:
- respects their dignity and independence and is sensitive to their individual needs;
- ensures reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the service outcome is the same for persons with disabilities as well as those without disabilities; and
- allows persons with disabilities to benefit from the same services as those without disabilities, in the same location and in a timely and similar manner considering the nature of the service accommodations
The Region of Peel strives to provide equal treatment and equitable benefits of Regional services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.
The Region affirms its commitment to meet the requirements of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) was established on May 29, 2003, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontarians with Disability Act, 2001 (ODA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA.
The committee is comprised of 10 citizen members, the majority of whom have a disability and four Members of Council, including the Regional Chair. Members of the AAC serve a four-year term or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.
AAC members bring with them the desire to help those living with disabilitities to build a society that allows for meaning participation by persons of all abilities.
The AAC guides Regional Council on accessibility issues and helps identify ways to remove barriers with respect to Regional programs, services and facilities. The AAC also monitors the progress of Regional accessibility initiatives which are reported annually to Regional Council.
Here's what Community for Life means to the members the Accessibility Advisory Committee.
AAC Minutes and Agendas:
Please contact us with any inquiries.Email Accessibility Planning Program
The Region's Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines the overall strategies of how the Region will meet accessibility standards in key areas.
Annual Status Reports
Accessibility Requirements for Providers of Goods and Services on Behalf of the Region
Under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, all persons who provide goods, services, or facilities on behalf of the Region of Peel must be trained on the requirements of the IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Region of Peel is committed to ensuring that persons of all abilities are able to access our programs and services without encountering barriers. This means that businesses and individuals that provide goods or services on behalf of the Region must ensure that their employees are trained on both of these standards.
The following is a list of training resources that can be used at no charge. Providers of goods and services on behalf of the Region of Peel must track the training of their employees and may be asked to produce a record of completed training upon request.
Posted items as follows:
- Access Forward IASR Training Resources
- Ontario Human Rights Commission Training Resources
- Region of Peel Accessible Customer Service Policy
For questions about the AODA or accessibility standards, please contact:
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
601A-777 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2J4
Toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095
Mental Health Supports
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin Branch
- SPECTRA Helpline – Distress Centre
- Peel Children's Centre
- Service Animals Visiting 10 Peel Centre Drive (Map PDF)
- Lions Foundation of Canada – Dog Guides
- Working Dogs – Canada's Guide to Dogs
- Microsoft Accessibility
- Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Accessibility
- Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project