A barrier is anything that keeps someone with a disability from participating in our community! Accessibility is the ability to access and everyone has that right!
Greater Napanee's Commitment to Accessibility
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and to creating a welcoming environment so that all people may have equitable access to Town programs, goods, services and facilities. We are committed to meeting accessibility needs for people in a timely manner and in a way that respects one's dignity and independence.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, AODA, is provincial legislation that was enacted into law in 2005. Under the AODA, all private, public, and non-profit organizations are legally obligated to comply with Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.
Policies & Best Practices
Our policies reflect on customer service, information and communication, employment, transportation, new design build and human rights.
Please contact our Emergency Services department if you wish to view one of the following documents:
- Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy
- 2019 Accessibility Status Report
You can also fill out one of the following online forms:
Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC)
The JAAC advises the Councils of the County of Lennox and Addington, the Township of Addington Highlands, the Town of Greater Napanee, Loyalist Township, Stone Mills Township and the Board of Governors of Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on the preparation and implementation of annual accessibility plans in order to remove barriers for people with disabilities and ensure that no new barriers are created.
The roles of the JAAC includes reviewing and advising the Councils and the Hospital Board on the following areas:
- Site plans of new and existing municipal buildings
- Major capital purchases
- Significant renovations to municipal facilities
- Leased facilities or any other facility used as a municipal building
- Goods and services provided by the municipality or agents providing services under contract with the municipality
- Ric Bresee
- John Wise
- Ken Ackerman
- Jessica Boomhower
- Kelly McCaugherty
- Brian Shenton
For more information, please see the County of Lennox and Addington's website.