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REGION OF PEEL
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AAC) AGENDA
AAC-2009-2

 

DATE: February 24, 2009
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 5th Floor Boardroom
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
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

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-1) meeting held on January 27, 2009 (Attached)

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

  1. Member Communication Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 3, 2009, Expressing Concerns and Providing Recommendations to the Minister of Community and Social Services on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Proposed Information and Communications Standard (Receipt recommended) (Attached)
  2. Jenny Clement, Community Legal Worker, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Letter dated February 6, 2009, Requesting Participation in a Needs Assessment Project to Understand the Legal Needs of People with Disabilities (Direction required) (Attached)
  3. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager of Peel Living, Letter dated February 10, 2009, Addressed to Rick Drennan, Managing Editor, Mississauga Business Times regarding an Article titled "Building Code? We can do Better" (Receipt recommended) (Attached)

5. PRESENTATIONS

  1. Sandra LeFaucheur, Project Specialist, Children's Services and Huma Khan, Coordinator, Learning in Our Neighbourhoods (LIONs), Region of Peel, Providing Information on the Learning in Our Neighbourhoods (LIONs) Project (10 minutes)
  2. Tara Geraghty, Settlement Worker, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Providing Information on Programs and Services Offered at the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (10 minutes)
  3. Janet Menard, Executive Director, Human Services, Providing an Update on Social Housing Conditions in the Region of Peel (10 minutes)
  4. John Daly, Acting Manager, Regulatory Compliance; Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, and Kumme Rao, Project Manager, Corporate Services, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on the Customer Service Standard Project (20 minutes requested)

6. REPORTS

  1. Monthly Activity Report - February 2009 (Oral) (For information)

    Update Provided by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel (5 minutes)
  2. Debriefing of the Region of Peel 2009 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event (Oral) (Deferred from the January 27, 2009 AAC meeting)

    Discussion led by William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) and Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel (10 minutes)
  3. Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee Update (Oral)

    Update Provided by Naz Husain, Vice-Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (5 minutes)
  4. Accessible Transportation Standards Development Committee (Oral)

    Update Provided by Glenn Barnes, Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (5 minutes)

7. OTHER BUSINESS

8. NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, 5th floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
Brampton, Ontario

9. ADJOURNMENT

Revised: Tuesday April 14 2009

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