Access Orangeville Committee (under subsection [5] of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) provides the Town of Orangeville with recommendations relating to accessibility issues.

Review the programs and services championed by Access Orangeville to make our community accessible.

Meetings, minutes and agendas

Once committee appointments have been made, view the committee calendar for upcoming meetings and agendas as well as past meeting minutes. The Access Orangeville Committee meets monthly.

Request to Present

If you wish to make a presentation to the Committee, you may submit your request online. A printable version of the form is also available through the link below.

Request to Present to an Advisory Committee

Join the committee

Learn how to apply for a committee position. We will advertise all committee openings when they become available.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Access Orangeville Committee shall,


Duties of the Committee (Section 29 (4))

  • advise Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports and such other matters for which Council may seek its advice under subsection (5) of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
  • review in a timely manner the site plans and drawings described in section 41 of the Planning Act that the committee selects; and
  • perform all other functions that are specified in the regulations.

Goals and Objectives

The Goals of the Access Orangeville Committee are to encourage and facilitate accessibility on behalf of all persons by:


Soliciting feedback from the community on issues relating to people with disabilities and other citizens with access issues, and bring to Council matters identified by the Committee as requiring action by the municipality.

Working with Council for the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its accessibility plan.

Working cooperatively with municipal Departments, Boards, Commissions and Committees whose activities affect access issues, including to:

  • provide advice and information on directions for future planning of municipal services, programs and facilities; and
  • monitor municipal services, programs and facilities to ensure full participation of all citizens; and
  • evaluate the progress of accessibility activities.

To inform citizens of the existence and mission of this Committee and to work with them to identify existing social and physical barriers to access and participation.

To work with Council and staff to increase public awareness of the issues of accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities and all citizens.

To work with local government to change policies, as required, as they pertain to people with disabilities.

 Composition and Skills

As required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a majority of the members of the committee shall be persons with disabilities.

  1. 1 Council member 
  2. Up to 6 members of the public
  3. The Committee membership shall be a combination of persons with disabilities,  service providers familiar with accessibility issues and members of the general public.


Skills Requested:

  • passion for accessibility/barrier free community
  • background in one or more areas of focus, including persons with disabilities, barrier free access and or inclusive communities.
Terms of Reference
Access Orangeville Committee