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 2024

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From May 26 through to June 1, 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. Read below to check out the week’s events!

  • The week’s events will be kicked off by flying the Municipality’s National AccessAbility Week flag on Monday May 27, 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 Wednesday, May 29 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. The Municipality of Meaford will be recognizing and participating in Red Shirt Day.
  • On Thursday, June 1, The Municipality of Meaford will launch a video to Celebrate Accessibility in the Municipality. Check it out to hear from thoughtful residents of the Municipality, previous and current elected officials, and Municipal staff for their thoughts on the past, present, and future of accessibility in the Municipality! This video is to showcase the accomplishments in the area of accessibility, but also highlights the Municipality’s commitment to continuing the work to make our community inclusive.

The Municipality of Meaford encourages feedback from the public on accessibility, including suggestions relating to new initiatives and how we can improve. Please click below to provide us with your feedback.

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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