As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to carefully and responsibly bring back services and reopen some public spaces, programs and services. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
Tue, 31 May 2016
The Town of Oakville is committed to accessibility and inclusion for residents of all abilities. In celebration of this commitment, Mayor Rob Burton proclaimed May 29 to June 4 National Access Awareness Week in Oakville.
“As a town, it is our job to remove barriers preventing everyone from fully participating in the community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Offering accessible programs, services and facilities is an essential part of making Oakville the most livable town in Canada.”
National Access Awareness Week is dedicated to encouraging Canadians to think about the barriers people with disabilities face, and to find ways to help remove them. Highlights of the town’s commitment to promoting inclusion and reducing barriers include:
The town’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is committed to improving and promoting accessibility, and takes part in local events such as the Halton Community Resource Fair, Pan Am torch relay event and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 10th anniversary to support awareness and collaboration.
Visit the accessibility page to learn more about the town’s multi-year accessibility plan and ongoing work to make it easier for people of all abilities to participate in the community.