December 1, 2006

York Region seeks volunteers to serve on Accessibility Advisory Committee


NEWMARKET – Are you a person with a disability?  Or are you interested in disability issues?  Are you interested in making a difference?


York Region is looking for citizen volunteers who live in York Region to serve on the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee.  The Committee will advise York Regional Council on further opportunities to provide better access to Regional programs and services for people with disabilities.  The majority of the members will be people with disabilities.


The Committee will also advise Council on how well it is planning and taking action to remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities; and on how well it is complying with Ontario’s accessibility standards for transportation, customer service, employment, the built environment and information and communications.


Applications are also available from the main reception desks at:


York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street (north of Mulock Drive)
Town of Newmarket


York Region South Services Centre
50 High Tech Road (off Yonge Street, north of Hwy.7)
Town of Richmond Hill


The deadline for applications is Monday, January 8, 2007.


For more information or to download an application form, visit and click on ‘What’s New’ or contact the Regional Clerk’s Office at (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1320 or by email at


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