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Accessibility Planning

Accessibility in Mississauga

An accessible Mississauga is a City that serves everyone better. Mississauga's commitment to accessibility and related changes to its practices and procedures will ensure barriers to accessibility are removed.

The City is improving accessibility in Mississauga by ensuring that we adhere to accessibility legislation. We will continue working to comply with new accessibility standards that improve municipal government programs and services for people with disabilities.

Key Facts

  • The City first established an Accessibility Advisory Committee after the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) came into effect on December 14, 2001.
  • The ODA was followed by the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Accessibility standards have been made under the AODA, including customer service, information and communication, transportation, employment and built environment.
  • Every year, Mississauga's Accessibility Advisory Committee works with the City's Accessibility Coordinator and a staff working group to develop an Accessibility Plan, required by the AODA. The plan identifies barriers to persons with disabilities and shows how the City plans to make changes to improve accessibility.
  • The Accessibility Advisory Committee includes representatives from the disability community, community service groups and two members of City Council: Katie Mahoney, councillor, ward 8 and Patricia Saito, councillor, ward 9.

Contact Information

For more detailed information about the plan or the committee, please contact Accessibility Co-ordinator, Diana Simpson at 905-615-3608, TTY: 905-615-3411

 

Accessibility Plans

Years:  2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

 

News and Events

City Building a New Accessible Info Desk at the Civic Centre 
May 15, 2014

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City to Review Achievements and Goals for Future Accessibility Improvements 
February 3, 2014

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Public Input Needed: Taxi Licences
Feb 4, 2014

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Public Input Required on Accessible Taxi Services in Mississauga
Dec 3, 2013

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Yard Maintenance Subsidy For Snow and Grass Clearing
The Snow Removal Subsidy, available to seniors and people with disabilities who receive government income supplements, has been expanded to include grass cutting. The name of the subsidy has been changed to the Yard Maintenance Subsidy and eligible residents can now include grass cutting costs when applying for the subsidy.
Press Release: Yard Maintenance Subsidy Increased for Most Vulnerable Residents Dealing with Ice Storm Debris
Application Form: Financial Services - Yard Maintenance Subsidy for Snow & Grass Clearing

National Access Awareness Event 2013, June 17: Promoting Inclusion for All
Information

Council Approves Mississauga's 10th Annual Accessibility Plan
February 20, 2013

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Mississauga Makes City Services More Accessible in 2012
Dec 3, 2012

Key service improvements in 2012 are making it easier for people with disabilities in Mississauga to get around the City, and to take advantage of library services.
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Provincial Accessibility Standards a Focus for City’s New Multi-Year Plan
Mar 07, 2012
Mississauga's ninth accessibility plan outlines how the City will continue to improve services for people with disabilities from 2012 to 2017.
See Review 2011 and Appendix A: MiWay Accessibility Plan 2011 on this site, for the Accessibility Plan.

 


Related Links:
   Financial Services - Yard Maintenance Subsidy Registration and Claim
   Accessibility Advisory Committee - Agenda & Minutes
Accessibility Design Handbook 2nd Edition
Accessibility Design Handbook
  Accessibility Design Handbook
 
Accessibility Reporting Out 2012
 
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