• advise City Administration and Council on strategies to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of services, programs, facilities and other infrastructure, including the identification and removal of barriers that hinder full participation in the community by some Regina residents;
• advise on the development, implementation and evaluation of guiding principles, policies and strategies to position Regina as a model community for the inclusion of all residents, including persons experiencing disability;
• identify and liaise with local stakeholders, including other levels of government, to establish partnerships and collaboration related to improving access and inclusion;
• review plans and policies to identify potential barriers to accessibility and inclusion within City services;
• provide recommendations on City capital projects, including infrastructure upgrades and retrofits and implementation of accessible features at new and existing City facilities;
• review Federal and Provincial directives, regulations, and legislation relating to accessibility and inclusion and identify implications for the City;
• review research on accessibility issues and current leading practices for eliminating barriers to participation;
• provide advice on public awareness campaigns to promote the City’s efforts to make its services, facilities, and infrastructure accessible and barrier-free;
• provide community engagement opportunities for people that experience disability to raise issues and concerns with decision makers.
• hear paratransit service appeals in accordance with the Paratransit Policy and Procedure Guide in relation to registration denials; the requirement to have an attendant or be met by an attendant; passenger suspensions over five days; denial of trips because of unacceptable behavior; and no show trips;
• approve of citizen member travel allowances within the sum approved by Council.
(a) 11 voting members consisting of the following:
(i) a minimum of six members from the general public:
(A) who are individuals that experience disability; and
(B) who are representative of a diverse population and age, including individuals experiencing physical and cognitive disabilities;
(ii) if after appointing members based on the criteria outlined in clause (i), there are still positions available, members from the general public who are:
(A) representatives of community-based, non-profit organizations that work with or support people that experience disabilities and are knowledgeable in current leading practices related to accessibility and inclusion; or
(B) parents or caregivers of children or youth (under 19) that experience disability; and
(b) non-voting members consisting of at least one member of Council, with a maximum of two members of Council.
• Unless removed from office, the appointment of the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee from the general public shall be for up to three year staggered terms as may be set by resolution of Council.
(I) Notwithstanding clause (1), members of the committee whose terms have expired will continue as members of the committee until such time as Council re-appoints the member or names a successor member.
• The appointment of the Council members to the Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be for a one year term.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, limited to 3 Consecutive Terms, then 1 year break.
Positions: 13 in total. 13 occupied. No vacancies.