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Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities

About the committee

The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities recommends to the City of Hamilton policies, procedures and standards that address the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities.

The majority of members of the ACPD will be persons with disabilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001.

Committee Membership

The majority of members of the ACPD will be persons with disabilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. The membership should reflect a wide range of disabilities and should advocate for all disabilities.

  • Shahan Aaron
  • Jayne Cardno
  • Lance Dingman
  • Anthony Frisina
  • Sophie Geffros
  • Corbin McBride
  • Mark McNeil
  • Aznive Mallett
  • Tim Murphy
  • Kim Nolan
  • Tim Nolan
  • Alex Wilson
  • Patty Cameron
  • Michele Dent
  • James Kemp
  • Paula Kilburn
  • Tom Manzuk
  • Mary Sinclair

Alicia Davenport
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2729
Email: [email protected]

Committee type: Sub-Committee
Reports to: General Issues Committee
Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Tuesday at 4 pm

Mission Statement:

The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities exists to identify and raise awareness about the barriers that impact the lives of persons with disabilities, and to make recommendations to the City of Hamilton on how to prevent and eliminates barriers.

Vision Statement:

Hamilton is an inclusive community where ALL people can live, work, play and participate fully, free from barriers or discrimination.

Values:

Accountability
Excellence
Honesty
Innovation
Leadership
Respect
Teamwork
Equity
Inclusiveness
Cooperation
Dignity
Tolerance

Mandate:

The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities recommends to the City of Hamilton policies, procedures and standards that address the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities.

Composition: 

The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities shall be comprised of up to 18 citizen members and one Member of Council.
The majority of members of the ACPD will be persons with disabilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001.
The membership should reflect a wide range of disabilities and represent the interests of all persons with disabilities.

Terms of Reference:

  1. To advise Council annually about the preparation, implementation, and effectiveness of its accessibility plan required pursuant to the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and related regulations.
  2. To ensure that the right of access for persons with disabilities to programs and services provided by the City is sustained, maintained, and/or improved in accordance with Provincial legislation, regulations and City standards, and/or policies.
  3. To review and comment to Council and other levels of government on pertinent reports, proposed legislation and studies which affect all persons with disabilities, where appropriate.
  4. To provide a forum where persons with disabilities and service representatives can express their concerns, share information and recommend improvements to the existing level of City services for persons with disabilities, while taking into consideration a wide spectrum of disabilities in discussions and decision making.
  5. To educate and increase awareness to City Council on issues which affect people with disabilities.
  6. To support the work of the Committee through Working Groups, as required, specifically related to Housing, Transportation, and Built Environment.
  7. To maintain knowledge of the work of the committee through attendance at meetings and review of agendas and supporting materials.
  8. To regularly review the progress and measure the success of the committee and its activities.
  9. Members of the Committee who miss more than three Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities meetings (excluding Working Group meetings), during their term, may be subject to replacement on the Committee and may not be eligible for re-appointment.
  10. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities may serve for more than one year in a Council term.