Terms of Reference:
• advise on the development, implementation and evaluation of guiding principles, policies, strategies, and programs to position Regina as a model community for the inclusion of all citizens, including persons with disabilities;
• identify stakeholders, including other levels of government, related to improving access and inclusion;
• provide advice regarding public awareness campaigns to promote the City’s efforts to make its services, facilities, and infrastructure accessible and barrier-free;
• provide a forum for persons with disabilities to raise issues and concerns; and
• in conjunction with the Administration, hold a minimum of one stakeholder forum per year to review policies, programs and services related to accessibility.
• 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) one Council member;
(b) a minimum of six members from the general public:
(i) who are individuals with disabilities; or
(ii) who are fulfilling the role of primary caregiver to a person with a disability;
Two of the members appointed pursuant to clause (b)(i) must be customers of the paratransit service.
No employee of the City of Regina or Regina Police Service is eligible to be a member of the Committee.
The Council member holds office for one year.
The remaining members hold office for up to three-year staggered terms as may be set by Council resolution, up to a maximum of nine consecutive years.
A quorum is a majority of the Committee members who are eligible to vote: six members.
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, limited to 3 Consecutive Terms, then 1 year break.