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Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Gravenhurst Accessibility Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of Council. All meetings are open to the public. Through the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), this Committee promotes the removal of barriers and equal access to services for people of all abilities.

Learn more about this Committee by selecting a topic below.

Mandate: to advise, assist and make recommendations to Council on matters related to accessibility within the Town of Gravenhurst.

Vision: to promote equal opportunity for all persons within the community, regardless of their needs, and to ensure that all persons are able to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of community life.

Primary Role: to provide advice to Council and reviewing various matters as they relate to accessibility issues within the community. In addition, the Subcommittee is responsible for:

  • advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities through the promotion of public awareness.
  • on behalf of Council, work with various sectors of the community in promoting and enhancing public awareness with respect to accessibility issues.
  • make recommendations on strategies and policies on the identification and removal of existing barriers and to ensure that no new barriers are created.
  • assist staff in the preparation of the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Annual Status Report.
  • review and provide comment on site plans of new and existing municipal facilities, as required.
  • participate on other municipal subcommittees or task forces providing insight into accessibility measures as needed.

All Boards and Subcommittees of the municipality are governed by the same legislation:

Terms of Reference outlines the purpose, structure, operating rules, and define the various roles of membership within a Subcommittee.

The Terms are jointly developed and approved by Council, and can change as the nature of the work of Council evolves.

View the Gravenhurst Accessibility Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference

Committee membership is made up of local community volunteers, affiliate members, a Council Representative, an appointee on the District Municipality of Muskoka's Accessibility Advisory Committee, and Staff Liaison:

  • Ralph Culham
  • David Cruise
  • Barbara McNeice-Stallard
  • Karen Ramer
  • Judy Ring
  • Sandra Williams
  • Councillor Varney (Council Representative)
  • Jonathan Gilston (Staff Liaison)

Current information about the activities of the Subcommittee will be posted here:

Work Plans

TBD in 2023

View this Committee's Annual Schedule of Meetings.

Agendas and Minutes for this Committee's meetings can be viewed within our Council Calendar when posted. 

If you wish to speak at a meeting, visit our Information and Special Requests Page

For more information on Schedules, Agendas and Minutes, please contact the Deputy Clerk/Committee Coordinator. 

For more information view our Town's Accessibility page and related Resources

How accessible is your Downtown Gravenhurst Business? We'd appreciate your feedback!

Downtown Gravenhurst Business Accessibility Survey

The Accessibility Advisory Committee recognizes the difficulty for seniors and persons with disabilities to clear snow from their driveway during the winter. While the Town of Gravenhurst is unable to offer this service, a list of locally available service providers is provided below for residents to contact:

  1. Prestige Property Maintenance Services -
  2. Robinson Haulage -
  3. Done Right Property Services -
  4. Coon Bros. Sand & Gravel -

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