Making Way
For Ontarians with Disabilities

  1. Background

    • B.1 Preparing the Service Strategy Business Plan
    • This plan was prepared by the Region of Peel’s Accessibility Planning Specialist in consultation with the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, the Director of Strategic Planning, the Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s, and departmental staff.

    • B.2 Key Contacts

      Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)


      Glenn Barnes (Chair, Community Member)
      William Goursky (Vice Chair, Community Member)
      Maureen Tymkow (Community Member)
      Harvinder Bajwa (Community Member)
      Terri LeRoux (Community Member)
      Marlowe Horn (Community Member)
      Naz Husain (Community Member)
      Emil Kolb (Regional Council Member)
      Pat Saito (Regional Council Member, Mississauga)
      Richard Paterak (Regional Council Member, Caledon)
      Sandra Hames (City Councillor, Brampton)

      Committee Contact Information

      Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

      Jeff Payne, Legislative Coordinator, Accessibility Advisory Committee 905-791-7800, ext.4697

      Regional Accessibility Planning Program Staff

      R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor,
      905-791-7800, ext. 4315

      Charlotte Gravlev, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s,
      905-791-7800, ext. 4325

      Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist,
      905-791-7800, ext. 4778

      Municipal Contact Information

      The Regional Municipality of Peel
      10 Peel Centre Dr.
      Brampton, Ontario
      L6T 4B9

    • B.3 Additional Information
    • This Accessibility Planning Program 2006 Service Strategy Business Plan (SSBP) document will serve as the Region of Peel’s third Accessibility Plan as per the municipal requirements under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). The ODA, 2001, requires that each year Regional Council prepare an accessibility plan and seek the advice of its Accessibility Advisory Committee in doing so.

      On September 18, 2003, Regional Council approved its first Accessibility Plan. On October 7, 2004, Regional Council approved the second Accessibility Plan developed using the Service Strategy Business Planning (SSBP) process used throughout the Region for its various programs and services.

      On June 13, 2005, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) was enacted. The AODA, 2005, requires the development of accessibility standards with the goal of leading to an accessible Ontario in 20 years. However, the legal obligations under the ODA, 2001, remain in force until the Act is repealed.

      Similar to the second Plan, the third Accessibility Plan, once approved by Regional Council, will also be converted into alternate formats and will be published on the Regional Website

      Background (PDF 198KB, 3 pages)