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Accessibility

The Town of LaSalle is committed to the growth of an accessible community by enhancing programs, services and facilities for all residents. We are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. The Town is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Persons with disabilities represent a significant and growing part of the population in the Province of Ontario. Approximately 1.9 million Ontarians have a disability - about 16% of the population. As the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age, it is estimated that approximately 20% of the population will have disabilities.

This commitment has guided the Town in developing, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing accessibility in the areas of information and communications, employment, and transportation for all residents with disabilities, in a manner that:

  • Respects the individuals' dignity and independence;
  • Provides an equal opportunity to utilize, and benefit from, the Town's goods and services; and
  • Allows persons with disabilities to benefit from the same goods and services at the same time, and location, as all other residents

The Town's Accessibility Advisory Committee has been instrumental in ensuring that an Accessible Customer Service Policy was developed and maintained, along with a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for 2013 - 2018.

Recognizing the importance of sharing information about local accessibility initiatives, the Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee 2016 Newsletter is created in an effort to promote different accessibility projects throughout the region.

Accessible Festivals and Outdoor Events

It makes good business sense to plan your festival and/or outdoor event with people with disabilities in mind. One in seven people in Ontario currently have a disability. The Festival and Events guide will help you increase attendance and make your festival more enjoyable for everyone by improving the event's accessibility.

The Planning Accessible Events booklet is a new publication intended for community members who plan events such as bazaars, festivals, community meals and meetings which includes information on no-cost or low-cost actions that can help reduce barriers for people with disabilities and make events more inclusive.

Meeting Schedule

The LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and are held once per month excluding July, August and December. 

2016 Meetings and Minutes 

2017 MEETINGS AGENDA MINUTES
 January 11, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
February 9, 2017 CANCELLED  
March 9, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
April 6, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
May 4, 2017  CANCELLED  
June 1, 2017  CANCELLED  
September 7, 2017    
October 5, 2017    
November 2, 2017