The Township of Assiginack offers this section to allow
public access to important Accessibility related information.
People with disabilities represent a significant and
growing portion of our population. According to Statistics Canada, about
13.5% of the population have disabilities. In the Township of Assiginack, that
represents approximately 125 people.
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act and associated
Accessibility Policies are regulated through the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship
The goal of these accessibility standards is to ensure that
all Ontarians with disabilities have full and equal access to goods, services,
facilities, accommodations, employment and building structures by January 1,
The standards are being established in stages by regulation,
developed by provincial committees comprised of people with disabilities,
representatives of the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and the
Government of Ontario.
The Township of Assiginack enthusiastically supports the
principles of the Act and is actively working towards identification,
prevention and removal of barriers that restrict opportunities for people with
disabilities. As such, a Township Accessibility Working Group strives to
prepare and implement revised annual accessibility plans.
Township of Assiginack Website
viewing to make text and website content more readable for the visually
impaired, may be accessed as follows:
Useful Accessibility Links (opens in a new window):
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (Ontario's Accessibility Laws)
Accessibility Tips and Tools
Tips on making your business accessible (includes videos)
Links to each Ontario Ministry's Accessibility Plans
Complying with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Human Rights Commission