Committee received an update from Lois Davies, Manager, Social Policy and Accessibility, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services on the following:
National AccessAbility Week Celebrations
June 1st - Lunch and Learn held for York Region staff, with a presentation by Michael Jacques and his father Marcel Jacques
June 2nd - Forum event held with representatives from local municipalities and several members of this committee
Ms. Davies thanked members of the Subcommittee that helped organized this year’s forum:
Vito Spatafora – Subcommittee Chair
Vito Spatafora provided an overview of the Forum Event on Red Shirt Day.
2021 Accessibility Status Report
AODA legislation requires York Region to post a status report annually outlining the accessibility activities accomplished in the past year. An update will be provided at the September YRAAC meeting.
2021 Accessibility Compliance Report
York Region's Accessibility Report is due to the province by December 31, 2021, which will include information on the Region's web compliance status. The committee will receive an update at the September YRAAC meeting.
Proposed Health and Education Standards
Ms. Davies noted two proposed AODA standards - Health and Education, advising that staff are reviewing both standards to identify if the requirements will apply to any of the programs or services York Region offers.