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Volunteer for the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

The City of Kingston is looking for volunteers to serve on a variety of committees, boards and commissions, including the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC).

MAAC meets every two months and advises Council each year about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its Accessibility Plan. In addition, MAAC works to:

  • review site plans and drawings and provide advice to the Manager of Planning;
  • provide advice to Council on the accessibility for persons with disabilities to buildings, structures or premises that the City purchases, constructs or significantly renovates;
  • consult with and advise staff and Council regarding accessibility issues as requested;

MAAC members may be asked to participate on temporary project teams regarding specific subject matters related to duties as approved by Council in association with City staff.

MAAC may interest individuals who are familiar with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, who have a technical background reviewing site plans and building drawings, and who have a keen interest in accessibility issues as well as an understanding of the needs of persons living with a disability, and can commit to work on specific project teams outside of regular Committee meetings.

To apply for a Committee, or to find more information visit the City's Committee Application page to fill out an application form. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on November 15, 2016. Those interested in applying to a Committee are also invited to an open house on Monday November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street.

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