Accessible Customer Service

The Municipality of Meaford strives to follow the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005(AODA).  
It is our priority to provide
accessible programs, services and resources toallof our residents and visitors. 

The Municipality of Meaford and its Accessibility Advisory Committee, continue to make great efforts to promote
a barrier free community for its employees, residents and visitors. 

Plans & Policies

 

Programs, Service and Facilities

Planning a trip and wonder where there are municipal washrooms? Want to know accessible features of the Municipal facilities?

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

Learn more about your Municipality of Meaford Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Accessibility Recognition Program

Coming Soon! Please check back for more information.

Provide Feedback

Notice of Service Disruptions

Accessibility Resources

A collection of links to programs, services and organizations you may find useful.

Accessibilty Legislation

Accessibility Resources

The Municipality of Meaford is committed to building an inclusive society and providing an accessible environment.  Below is a list of links that residents and tourists may find useful and we are continually adding to it.  Please feel free to provide additional suggestions to our Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@meaford.ca  or 519-538-1060 ext. 1100. 

Access Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
- website promoting and supporting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Legislation; educational materials and resources.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws

Autism Ontario Autism Ontario
- a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual with autism spectrum disorders is provided means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.
 
https://www.autismontario.com/

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce
- Provides a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services and support that help people move forward.
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http://www.cmhagb.org/

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)  
- Services offered relative to vision rehabilitation, low vision clinic, technical aids, independent living skills, orientation and mobility instruction.
http://www.cnib.ca/en/ontario/Pages/default.aspx

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) http://www.chs.ca/locations/barrie

- Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people; prevention of hearing loss: hearing counseling, employment services, Ontario interpreting services, etc.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) 
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance programs for people with disabilities and seniors to fund repairs, renovations, accessibility modifications and home adaptations.   
https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/index.cfm

Community Living Meaford Community Living
- a non-profit agency that provides support to adults with a developmental disability and their families. 
http://www.communitylivingmeaford.ca/

Emergency Preparedness Guide  For People with Disabilities /Special Needs
https://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/diversegroups/PeoplewithDisabilities/disability_guide_english.html?_ga=1.70406672.1057933652.1463193285

https://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/sites/default/files/content/emo/docs/Disability%20Guide%20-%20english_PDFUA.pdf?_ga=1.136008881.1057933652.1463193285 

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
The Ontario Government has implemented a number of initiatives that offer property tax relief to qualifying individuals.  Property owners who have modified or added to their buildings, specifically to accommodate seniors or persons with disabilities (who would otherwise have to enter an institution) may gain an exemption from taxation for these changes.  The application is made to the MPAC.  For more information, contact MPAC toll-free at 1-866-296-MPAC (1-866-296-6722). 

Ontario March of Dimes
- Provides a wide variety of assistance and potential funding for persons with disabilities.
 
http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
-Special Needs Assistance
  Providing programs and services to help children with special needs and their families.
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/english/specialneeds/index.aspx

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
- Disability Support Program (ODSP) The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities that are in financial need to pay for living expenses like food and housing.
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

Planning Accessible Events http://www.findmyspark.ca/sites/default/files/resource_files/accessible_events_booklet_eng.pdf

Planat website – www.planat.com Find accessible hotels, restaurants and businesses as well as share your experiences.

Provide Feedback

The Municipality of Meaford welcomes public input and comments on the provision of goods or services to persons with disabilities. Feedback helps identify areas where changes need to be considered and ways in which we can improve the delivery of accessible goods and services. Feedback may be provided by telephone, in person, in writing, by e-mail.

Customer Feedback on Accessibility Form 

Please direct feedback to:

     The Municipality of Meaford
     Margaret Wilton-Siegel, Deputy Clerk / Accessibility Coordinator
     21 Trowbridge St. W.
     Meaford, Ontario
     N4L 1A1
     Fax: 519-538-1556
     Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1100
     Email:
 accessibility@meaford.ca

Notice of Service Disruptions

In the event of a planned service disruption to facilities, services or systems, the Municipality of Meaford will provide notice of the disruption in advance.

The notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration and a description of alternative facilities, services or systems that may be available. Notice may be given by posting the information in visible places, including the Municipality's webpage, or by such other method or means as is reasonable under the circumstances.

Accesibility Legislaition

The Municipality’s accessibility plans and policies are written to support the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. 

See the following links to read more related to the Legislation:

AODA

https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws

Ontario Human Right’s Code

What Businesses Have to do to Comply With the Accessible Standards Customer Service

Find out more on the requirements of businesses under the legislation and how to comply, please:

1. Visit:www.AccessON.ca/compliance
2. Call 1-866-515-2025, TTY: (416) 325-2408, TTY Toll Free: 1-800-268-7095
3. or Fax: (416) 325-3407

Subcategories

  • Recreation Events

    Recreation Events

    These are community events assists with planning and bringing to the community. 

    Family Day of PLAY

    Annually on Family Day weekend in February, the Municipality of Meaford partners with a variety of partners: Meaford Museum, Meaford Public Library and various community groups and organizations to bring free family fun to the community.

    If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with a program, please contact aknott@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 ext 1413.

    Earth Week

    During the week surrounding Earth Day, the Municipality of Meaford and volunteers on the Earth Week Planning Team, work on providing a variety of events and activities that help promote how important taking care of our planet is, and ways we can all work toward the Zero Waste goal. 

    Eco-Fair Vendors

    Eco Fair Vendor Application 2016

    Saturday April 23rd, 2016          

    9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre

    151 Collingwood Street

    Do you Produce or Create:

    Products from Upcycled or Recycled Materials?

    Environmentally Conscious Products?

    Process your products Locally with NO Harmful or Toxic Chemicals?

     

    Sign up to SELL and SHOWCASE your product(s) at the second annual ECO-FAIR during Earth Week 2016!!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Contact:     Jenean Lush, ECO Fair co-ordinator: jlush@bell.net

    RE-Use Fair

    RE-Use Fair Wishlist Application Form

    RE-Use Fairs are a practical and fun way to support the goal of zero waste in our community. The Municipality of Meaford puts serious effort into ensuring the success of Earth Week (EW) and its major community event the RE-Use Fair; Saturday, April 18th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre.

    Are you downsizing or spring cleaning? Do you think that it might be fun and practical to participate in the RE-Use Fair?

    Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

    • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team, for example, Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a garden gate.
    • Wish list order forms are available at www.meaford.ca. On the home page, click on Special Events. Scroll down to the Wishlist form and print. If you experience any problems accessing the form, visit Amber Knott at the MSV Community Centre or call Lindy (519-538-0167) or Jane (519-538-2995).
    • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 25th, 2015 at www.meaford.ca under Special Events on the homepage or in traditional and social media outlets.
    • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 9 am until 1 pm. donors bring wished for items to the MSV Community Centre.
    • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

    For more information, email Lindy Iverson,

    June is Recreation & Parks Month

    Canada Day Celebrations

     

FACEBOOK

  • 2017-06-21T20:10:28+0000
    Does this window look familiar? This circa 1800's stained glass window featuring Sir John A MacDonald has been donated to the Meaford Museum, but with no history of where it came from or how it ended up here in Meaford. If you have any information on this Mystery Window, please get in touch with the Meaford Museum at 519-538-5974 or jsimon@meaford.ca.

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  • 2017-06-20T13:14:43+0000
    The 4 CDTC has something special coming for #Canada150! A Leopard 2A4 Battle tank and LAV 6.0 will be rolling through #Meaford! http://www.meaford.ca/government/60-news/832-military-tank-is-coming-to-town-for-canada-150.html

    2017-06-20T13:14:43+0000
  • 2017-06-19T17:43:12+0000
    Meaford Hall is seeking volunteers to assist with box office sales and tourism info over the lunch hours during the week! Visit www.meaford.ca/volunteer for more info!

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