Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025

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Making Collingwood accessible to all. Let us know what you think!

The Town of Collingwood is committed to providing persons of all abilities consistent opportunity and access to all Town programs, services, and facilities while ensuring that policies, procedures, and practices are provided in a timely manner and address integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity. The Collingwood Accessibility Advisory Committee has drafted a Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for the Town of Collingwood as required by the Province. This Plan needs input from the community and those that may have a disability.

Tell us what you think of the proposed Plan! Let us know of any public areas or services in Collingwood that may need our attention with respect to accessibility. Please complete the survey below or submit your comments directly to clerk@collingwood.ca. If you have great story or experience you have had that relates to accessibility while using a Town service or facility please share with us by clicking on the Stories tab below.


The five-year Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan includes goals, priorities and commitments. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking input from the public to these proposed goals and key priorities identified below – please see the attached link for the complete draft Plan.

Goals:

  1. Increase the visibility of accessibility and the Accessibility Advisory Committee to help integrate accessibility into the full range of Town initiatives and services.
  2. Emphasize the importance of universal access for all people throughout the community (Advocacy & Awareness).

Key priorities/commitments:

Commitment 1 – Accessible Customer Service
Commitment 2 – Clear and Accessible Communications
Commitment 3 – Accessible Employment & Workplaces
Commitment 4 – Accessible Transportation Services
Commitment 5 – Enhancing Accessibility of Public Spaces
Commitment 6 – Accessible Procurement
Commitment 7 – Governance and Policies

To review the proposed Plan, please click here: Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

Making Collingwood accessible to all. Let us know what you think!

The Town of Collingwood is committed to providing persons of all abilities consistent opportunity and access to all Town programs, services, and facilities while ensuring that policies, procedures, and practices are provided in a timely manner and address integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity. The Collingwood Accessibility Advisory Committee has drafted a Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for the Town of Collingwood as required by the Province. This Plan needs input from the community and those that may have a disability.

Tell us what you think of the proposed Plan! Let us know of any public areas or services in Collingwood that may need our attention with respect to accessibility. Please complete the survey below or submit your comments directly to clerk@collingwood.ca. If you have great story or experience you have had that relates to accessibility while using a Town service or facility please share with us by clicking on the Stories tab below.


The five-year Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan includes goals, priorities and commitments. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking input from the public to these proposed goals and key priorities identified below – please see the attached link for the complete draft Plan.

Goals:

  1. Increase the visibility of accessibility and the Accessibility Advisory Committee to help integrate accessibility into the full range of Town initiatives and services.
  2. Emphasize the importance of universal access for all people throughout the community (Advocacy & Awareness).

Key priorities/commitments:

Commitment 1 – Accessible Customer Service
Commitment 2 – Clear and Accessible Communications
Commitment 3 – Accessible Employment & Workplaces
Commitment 4 – Accessible Transportation Services
Commitment 5 – Enhancing Accessibility of Public Spaces
Commitment 6 – Accessible Procurement
Commitment 7 – Governance and Policies

To review the proposed Plan, please click here: Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

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    Inclusive Programming

    by Professional, 2 days ago

    It would be great to offer programming time for kids/youth/adults with special needs that need a quieter environment or more time to use a facility.

    Accessible ramps, automatic doors, lower lighting, quieter environments are helpful.

    Offering a lower fee or free entry for a caretaker supporting an individual with special needs reduces financial barriers.

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    Accessibility/Inclusivity/Equal Opportunities

    by anonymous, 11 days ago

    Thank you for the most recent proposed Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for 2020-2025.

    1. Accessibility to ALL, everywhere - ramps not stairs (this shouldn't even be an issue in 2020) Accessible doors that actually work. I can't tell you how many times the automated doors are either turned off or not working.

    2. Inclusivity to all child/youth/adult community programs and rec programming from ALL business. My disabled youth/teen should be able to participate in any rec program that is offered to the community - this may require the community/business to offer adaptable programming options for those individuals.

    3. Seasonal elements... Continue reading

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    Accessible store fronts and proper snow removal on street & sidewalks

    by Jocelyn, 19 days ago

    Most of the store fronts on the Main Street are not accessible. The town should implement the Stop The Gap campaign.

    More often than not, the streets are not plowed properly during the winter for wheelchair users.Especially, when the trucks use the handicap parking spots for their snow dumping/ pile up.


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    All public retail should be accessible with toilets

    by Bruce, 19 days ago

    Collingwood still has many stores, restaurants and services that are inaccessible to someone using a wheelchair. Many restaurants don’t have toilets that can be accessed in a wheelchair. We are very behind most first world countries like the US, Australia and even Europe now that the EC pushed an accessibility agenda. Why it will take another 5 years when it would be very easy to do faster.

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    Accessible parks

    by parent , 19 days ago

    It would be amazing to see more accessible parks and equipment (accessible/large swings with seatbelts/ small stairs for climbers with rails or a ramp). Many children in the community have physical challenges that prevent them from taking part in regular park activities, like swings/climbers due to there being too many stairs, low sides of slides and unsafe heights out of arms reach. My kid has disabilities that require I join in any activity and if it doesn't fit the 2 of us or isn't safe for a very small child, they're unable to participate. I know sunset park is being... Continue reading

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    When there are no steps and when the doorways have an automatic button or sensor so that I can go into buildings

    by Bethany12345$$$$, 23 days ago

    I’ve been living in Callingwood for most of my life just recently I’ve had to use a wheelchair to get around but even then I have had trouble with accessibility in the community some of the buildings are accessible at least to be able to get in when they have a automatic Button or the doors are censored I think Callingwood unlike a lot of other communities has a lot of accessibility some places but still needs accessibility and others like not having steps released having an option for an accessible entrance added on some of the businesses if that... Continue reading