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Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee


Until further notice Committees of Council meetings will be conducted by way of electronic participation only.

Public presentations to Committees have been reinstated via electronic participation until further notice. 

Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC)

The MAAC is created under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and predecessor legislation.

All meetings of the Committee are open to the public and noted on the Meeting, Agendas & Minutes page.

The role of the MAAC is to provide recommendations, advice and information to Council and City staff to help carry out their responsibilities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The MAAC provide a consultation forum to review and comment on municipal projects in order to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community. MAAC advise Council and City Staff on matters pertaining to:

  • measures being taken by the City to identify, remove and prevent barriers to persons with disabilities;
  • by-laws, policies, programs and services implemented by the City and their effects on accessibility for persons with disabilities;
  • the accessibility of new and existing municipal facilities and infrastructure; and
  • any other item under the authority of the AODA under the purview of this Committee.

Membership on the Committee is by Council appointment; Committee membership is made up of a majority of community volunteers living with a disability, a Council Representative and a City Staff Liaison. Current Membership for the 2018-2022 Term is as follows:

  • Barb Smith, Chair
  • Brian Bibeault, Vice Chair
  • Sharyn Emond
  • Kevin McKenna
  • Robert Nielsen
  • Suzanne Nielsen
  • Linda Thomas-Ouellette
  • Michael Whitney
  • Adam Curran, Staff Liaison
  • Scott Robertson, Council Representative

If a member of the public wishes to speak at a meeting, they are asked to communicate with the contact listed on this page to be added to an Agenda.

View the MAAC's Terms of Reference below:

Adam Curran
Policy & Business Development Planner, MAAC Staff Liaison (705) 474-0400 x.2402