Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Town of Aurora Accessibility Advisory Committee is pleased to present the Accessibility section of our website.
People with disabilities represents a significant and growing part of the Province’s population. According to Statistics Canada, about 1.9 million Ontarians have disabilities or about 16% of the population. Disability tends to increase with age and in less than two decades it is estimated that 20% of the population will have disabilities. Enhancing the ability of people with disabilities to live independently and contribute to the community will have positive effects on their future prosperity.
The Town of Aurora is committed to providing a safe community with effective services for residents and businesses to prosper and enjoy a good quality of life for all.
- The prevention of new barriers and the minimizing of existing barriers for people with disabilities is required to provide increased accessibility in a fiscally responsible manner.
- People with disabilities are a significant and growing part of our population. They include family members, friends, co-workers, customers and members of the general community.
The Town of Aurora and its Accessibility Advisory Committee are committed to making sure people of all ages and abilities have the same opportunities as they live, work or visit our town. The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) advises Town Council in the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its Accessibility Plan. The AAC also provides a forum for persons with disabilities to raise issues and concerns. It also provides advice and guidance to Town Council concerning policies, practices, services and programs.