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Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JJAC)

The City of Port Colborne is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for residents, job applicants, suppliers, visitors, and other stakeholders entering our premises, accessing information, or using our services.  Please see our Accessible Customer Service Policy for further details.

The City of Port Colborne is a member of the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC), a partnership between seven communities in Niagara: Thorold, Pelham, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Grimsby and Port Colborne. Together, with Council, we share a commitment to facilitate identification and removal of barriers to people with disabilities, promoting equal opportunities to our citizens of all abilities.

JAAC Meeting Schedule
DateTime
Thursday, December 9, 20216:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, February 10, 20226:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, April 14, 20226:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, June 9, 20226:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, August 11, 20226:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 20226:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, December 8, 20226:30pm-8:00pm

 

Agenda & Minutes 
DateAgenda and MinutesNotes
December 2021

Minutes

 
October 2021

Agenda

Minutes

 
August 2021

Minutes

 
March 2021

Agenda

Minutes

 
June 2019 Minutes (discussion notes only as quorum was not obtained)
May 2019 Minutes  
July 2018 Minutes 
 

 * Agendas are prepared a week prior to the meeting and will be posted on the wbesite when available.

 

Additional information:

Accessibility Standards

In 2005, the Ontario Government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to make Ontario accessible by 2025.

Accessibility standards have been created as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. These standards are rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario need to follow to identify, remove and prevent barriers so that people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in everyday life.

The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service was the first standard to become law.

The next three standards - Information and Communications, Employment, and Transportation - have been combined under one regulation, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. This regulation is now law and the requirements currently in regulation are being phased in between 2011 and 2021.

For the built environment (buildings and outdoor spaces), the Ontario Building Code has been amended to include enhancements to accessibility in buildings. As of January 1, 2015, new construction and renovations will be subject to updated accessibility requirements.