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Learn about the new measures and restrictions in place and how to continue to access Regional services.

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Health Minister Patty Hajdu announces funding to establish a safe, voluntary isolation site for Peel residents who have COVID-19.

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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

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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 disabilities to build a society that allows for meaningful participation by persons of all abilities.

Members of the AAC are:

  • Regional Chair Nando Iannicca (ex-officio)
  • Pat Fortini
  • Annette Groves
  • Matt Mahoney
  • Ian Sinclair
  • Chamila Belleth (non-elected member)
  • Carol-Ann Chafe (non-elected member)
  • Raj Chopra (non-elected member)
  • Paula Crawford-Dickenson (non-elected member)
  • Mary Daniel (non-elected member)
  • Naz Husain (non-elected member)
  • Azhar Karim (non-elected member)
  • Anu Misar (non-elected member)
  • 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

    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:

    For questions about the AODA or accessibility standards, please contact:

    Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

    601A-777 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario M7A 2J4

    Toll-free: 1-866-515-2025
    Tel: 416-849-8276

    Toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095 
    TTY: 416-325-3408

    Fax: 416-325-3407

    Tell us how we are doing on accessibility at the Region of Peel.


    Email Accessibility Planning Program