It is the policy of the Township of Conmee that citizens with disabilities achieve accessibility to the provision of goods and services by the Municipality to this community, consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity as set out in the regulations of The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Municipality's Accessibility Policy. The Township of Conmee commits to improving the accessibility of services by preventing and removing barriers.
There are 1.9 million people in Ontario with disabilities. This number is expected to increase as the population ages because the incidence of disability increases with age.
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) was given Royal Assent on December 13, 2001, and is considered to be Canada's most comprehensive legislation to improve access for people with disabilities and set the foundation for the development of accessibility standards under the AODA, 2005.
Our accessibility policies and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) guides the Township of Conmee towards a more inclusive and accessible community.
The Township of Conmee is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in an effective and timely manner by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities in accordance with the IASR. The Municipalities goal is to foster an inclusive organizational culture that is guided by the principles and requirements of the AODA, the IASR and the Code
- Conmee Accessibility Policy (updated)
- Conmee Accessible Customer Service Policy (updated)
- 2018-2022 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (updated)
The Corporation of the Township of Conmee is committed to creating an inclusive environment for persons of all ages and abilities by providing services and facilities that are accessible to everyone. The Accessibility Plan is consistent with the principles of integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity for all persons in this community.
- 2021 Bi-Annual report on multi-year plan
- 2021 Annual Compliance report on accessibility
- 2023 Accessibility Compliance report
Service Animals may enter any of our facilities and events, unless they are otherwise excluded by law.
Accessible Formats and Communication Supports
Except as otherwise provided by the AODA, the Township shall, upon request, and in consultation with the person making the request, provide or make arrangements to provide accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities. Accessible formats and communication supports shall be provided in a timely manner, taking into account the person’s accessibility needs and at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons
Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way the Township of Conmee provides goods and services to people with disabilities can call us, send us a letter or email, come see us in person or contact us through our website using the Feedback Form accessed through the link below.
The Township of Conmee can arrange for accessible feedback and provide accessible formats upon request
- "May I Help You" Understanding Accessible Customer Services Guide
This resource gives some excellent background on how the Municipality is making its customer services more accessible to people of all abilities. It includes information on the Municipality's policies and practices in areas such as guide dogs and service animals, support persons, feedback mechanisms, assistive devices, disruption of services as well as information on how we are prepared to serve people of various disabilities.
This Ministry of Community and Social Services website highlights some of the ways facilities and services can be made more accessible to people with disabilities
- Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation Policy
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, all public and private sector organizations must meet the requirements of accessibility standards established by regulation. This policy establishes the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation in the areas of Employment, Information and Communication and Transportation for the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11. This regulation came into force July 1, 2011.
We are Here to Help All of our Customers
Conmee is committed to accessible service. If you require assistance, please make staff aware of your needs.
We can offer:
- documents with large print
- assistance with reading documents or instructions
- service animal accommodation
- wheelchair accessible counter service
We do not at this time have the ability to convert print documents to Braille.
Staff are able to read aloud any document or instructions required as an alternative.
We do not at this time have sign language service. We can accommodate hard- of-hearing customers by reducing background noise and increasing the volume of oral instructions.