March 28, 2007
Media Release

York Regional Council to announce appointments to the 2007-2010 Accessibility Advisory Committee


NEWMARKET – York Regional Council tomorrow will announce the appointment of members to the 2007–2010 Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), a team that will advise Council on how to make it easier for people with disabilities to use Regional programs and services by identifying barriers and recommending action to remove and prevent them.
 
A formal recruiting process opened on December 3, 2006 and closed on January 8, 2007.  Close to 70 people in York Region applied to serve on the committee.
 
The appointees include nine citizen members from across the Region and four members of York Regional Council.  The majority of the members have a disability. 
 
When  York Regional Council
Thursday, March 29th
9:30 a.m.
 
Where  The Regional Municipality of York
Council Chambers
York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge St. in the Town of Newmarket
 
Background
 
The York Region AAC was established to meet the requirements of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).  The purpose of the committee is to advise Regional Council on the implementation of the ODA, including the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of the Region’s annual accessibility plans and to advise on the Region’s compliance with the standards of the AODA.
 
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 Cell Phone: (905) 251-6413  Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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