Our goal is to provide accessible goods, services and facilities for everyone in Meaford. The Accessibility Advisory Committee helps us to take down barriers, and follow the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA). We have an Accessibility Plan and Policy, and update Council on our progress ever year.

National AccessAbility Week 2023

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From May 28 through to June 3, the Municipality of Meaford will be marking National AccessAbility Week. This is a week dedicated to the celebration and inclusion of people of all abilities.

The Municipality invites everyone to participate. The week’s events will be kicked off by flying the Municipality’s accessibility flag on May 29, 2023, at the downtown Market Square flag poles. Each night for the remainder of the week, the water tower will be lit up in blue and yellow in recognition of accessibility as well.

  • On Tuesday, May 30 at 1 pm, yoga instructor Paula Stepan will be leading a chair yoga class at the Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre. Chair yoga has many benefits, including building strength and feelings of confidence. The class is being offered at no cost and persons of all abilities are welcome, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Click here to register.
  • On Wednesday, May 31 it is Red Shirt Day of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion. It is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for disabled people and their families, celebrate the achievements of disabled Canadians, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society. Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019. It takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year.
  • On Thursday, June 1, in honour of AccessAbility week, we will be showcasing a documentary at the Meaford Public Library at 2 pm in the FOML room. Refreshments will be provided. With the Wind and Wave by Anne-Marie Rocher is an inspiring documentary that celebrates determination and strength of character in the face of disability. The film presents two friends who are visually impaired and who also share a life-long passion for sports. The film will show their mettle and commitment during their training in Toronto and accompany them on a joyous and extended bicycle trip across the beautiful Georgian Bay landscape, including right here in Meaford. Space is limited, so please register for the event here.

Thanks for observing National AccessAbility Week with us in the Municipality of Meaford! 

 

Accessible Facilities and Services

See the Municipal Facilities Map for information on the accessible features at our buildings and parks. It includes accessible washrooms, parking, entrances and elevators.

The Meaford Public Library, Meaford Hall, and the Meaford Museum also have a variety of resources, tools and services.

Meaford also provides an Accessible Transit Service called Meaford Moves+. It provides door to door pickups and drop-offs for people with disabilities.

Provide Feedback

We want your feedback on how we can improve. You can provide feedback in person, in writing or electronically using our Customer Feedback on Accessibility Form.

Accessibility Recognition Program

The Accessibility Recognition Program recognizes people, groups and businesses who have taken steps to be inclusive and provide exceptional customer service.

Submit a Nomination

To nominate a deserving individual, group or business for an Award, submit an Accessibility Recognition Program Nomination Form. In your application, show how the nominee(s) contributed to a barrier-free environment.

For more information, see the Accessibility Recognition Program Guidelines.

Plans and Policies

The Multi-year accessibility plan shows all the steps the Municipality is taking to remove barriers for people with disabilities. We want to make sure we are following the legislation. Each year we do a status report so you can check on our progress. It sets out timelines to follow so we can be fully accessible.

Temporary Accessible Service Disruptions

In accordance with section 80.48 of the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Standards (Ontario Regulation 191/11), made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”), the Municipality of Meaford provides notices when there is a disruption in accessibility services. All notices are posted in the News section of the website.

Please click here to view the News section


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