The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) was established in compliance with Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) which came into effect on December 14, 2001. A new provincial act, the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities act (AODA), was made law in 2005 and the City is continuing its work and following this legislation and the accessibility standards it sets relating to municipal government.
As part of the legislation, each year the committee along with the City's Accessibility Coordinator and Accessibility staff working group develop an Accessibility Plan to identify barriers to persons with disabilities and the municipality's plan for the removal of those barriers.
The Committee includes representatives from the disability community and stakeholder community groups as well as two members of Council: Katie Mahoney, councillor, ward 8 and Patricia Saito, councillor, ward 9.
For more detailed information about the plan or committee, please contact Accessibility Co-ordinator, Diana Simpson at 905-615-3200 ext. 3608 , TTY : 905-615-3411
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.
Application Form: Financial Services - Yard Maintenance Subsidy for Snow & Grass Clearing
National Access Awareness Event 2013, June 17: Promoting Inclusion for All
Council Approves Mississauga's 10th Annual Accessibility Plan
February 20, 2013
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.
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.