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.