The Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), 2001, came into effect on September 30, 2002. The purpose of this Act is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities to participate fully in the community and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers. The ODA also mandates that every municipality have an Annual Accessibility Plan. As 17 per cent of the population in Thunder Bay identify as having a disability, the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay has been committed to maintaining an Accessibility Plan that is up to date and relevant to the needs of Thunder Bay. The ODA has not been rescinded, but when it is it will be officially replaced with the AODA, 2005 (Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act).
Thunder Bay's Annual Accessibility Plan is made possible with the input of people with disabilities through the Accessibility Advisory Committee and input from individuals from our community. The Plan identifies barriers removed in the prior year and barriers to be removed in the year to come. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, or would like to report a concern you have faced in your community. The City's current Accessibility Plan is also available in hard copy, or accessible formats, on request by contacting:
Dana Heinrich, Supervisor - Community Partnerships
|Address:||City of Thunder Bay |
500 Donald Street E
Thunder Bay ON P7E 5V3
||(807) 625-3395 |
||Victoriaville Civic Centre|