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REGION OF PEEL
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AAC) AGENDA
AAC-2008-10

DATE: December 2, 2008
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Council Chamber, 5th floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton, Ontario
MEMBERS: H. Bajwa; G. Barnes; W. Goursky; S. Hames; J. Hardman; N. Husain; E. Kolb; S. McFadden; R. Paterak; J. Spry; M. Tymkow

William Goursky, Chair - presiding

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting (AAC-2008-9) held on October 21, 2008 (Attached)

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

  1. Toronto Star, Article dated November 20, 2008, titled “Airlines Lose Seat Appeal” (Receipt recommended) (Attached)
  2. Region of Peel, Press Release dated November 21, 2008, titled “Peel Proclaims International Day of Persons with Disabilities” (Receipt recommended) (Attached)
  3. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated November 24, 2008, Advising that the Government has Released the Proposed Accessible Information and Communications Standard for Public Review and Comment (Receipt recommended) (Attached)

5. PRESENTATIONS

  1. Emil Kolb, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Region of Peel, (Video Greetings) Recognizing the Importance of Marking the 2008 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) (5 minutes)
  2. David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Region of Peel, Extending Greetings on behalf of the Region of Peel and its Employees to Participants attending the 2008 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Event (5 minutes)
  3. William Goursky , Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, Providing Opening Remarks at the 2008 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Event (5 minutes)
  4. William Goursky , Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee and R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Region of Peel, Presenting the 2008 Region of Peel Accessibility Awards (20 minutes requested)
  5. Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region, Providing Keynote Address (20 minutes requested)
  6. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Human Services, Acknowledging the 2008 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) and Introducing Members of the Expert Panel (5 minutes)

6. PANEL DISCUSSION

A Panel of experts will highlight best practices showcasing improved access to housing and services for persons with disabilities within Peel Region, with a focus on development and delivery of services in the areas of permanent and short term housing; Regional facilities and Children’s Services.

After panellist discussion, questions will be received from guests.

7. REPORTS

  1. Monthly Activity Report for December 2008 (Oral)
    Presentation by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel (5 minutes)
  2. 2008 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Event - Closing Remarks (Oral)
    Presentation by William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (5 minutes)

8. OTHER BUSINESS

9. NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, 5th Floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton, Ontario

11. ADJOURNMENT

FOLLOWING THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

Information Displays showcasing projects and programs improving service delivery to people with disabilities in Peel.

5th Floor, Council Chamber Lobby

Revised: Tuesday April 14 2009

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