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Accessibility at the Town of LaSalle

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, which is 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.

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.  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.  The Town affirms its commitment to meet the requirements of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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 January 2018 to December 2022 which explains how the Town will meet accessibility standards over the next 5 years.