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Accessibility Advisory Committee

Members

  • Marc Dorion
  • Victor Emerson
  • Adele Furrie
  • Murray Gallant
  • Peter Morel
  • Hélène Nadeau
  • Don Patterson
  • Phillip Turcotte
  • Brian Wade
  • Guy Desroches 
  • Daniel Boyer 
  • Councillor Liaison: Councillor Shad Qadri

Mandate

The mandate of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is to fulfill the duties of a Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and to provide advice to Council on programs, policies and services provided to persons with disabilities and seniors.

Responsibilities

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is responsible for fulfilling the duties outlined under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005:

Duties of committee

(4) The committee shall,

(a) advise the council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports and such other matters for which the council may seek its advice under subsection (5);
(b) review in a timely manner the site plans and drawings described in section 41 of the Planning Act that the committee selects; and
(c) perform all other functions that are specified in the regulations. 2005, c. 11, s. 29 (4).
Duty of council

(5) The council shall seek advice from the committee on the accessibility for persons with disabilities to a building, structure or premises, or part of a building, structure or premises,

(a) that the council purchases, constructs or significantly renovates;
(b) for which the council enters into a new lease; or
(c) that a person provides as municipal capital facilities under an agreement entered into with the council in accordance with section 110 of the Municipal Act, 2001 […]


The Accessibility Advisory Committee will be available as a resource to staff, providing input on matters being pursued to achieve Council’s strategic priorities.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is also responsible for providing advice to Council on programs, policies and services provided to persons with disabilities and seniors. Furthermore, the Accessibility Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that its business aligns with, and serves to complement, City Council’s strategic priorities.

Composition

The Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be organized as follows, with a total maximum membership between 9-15:

  • In keeping with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, a majority the members of the committee shall be residents with disabilities.
  • At least two (2) members would be residents who are 60 years of age or older
  • As much as practicable, the membership should reflect the City’s diverse population.
  • The membership shall also include one (1) Member of Council in a liaison capacity.

Reporting Relationship

The Accessibility Advisory Committee shall report through the Community and Protective Services Committee to City Council; however, it may also report to another Standing Committee where appropriate, depending on the issue.

Contact

Carole Legault, Coordinator
613-580-2424 ext. 28934
carolea.legault@ottawa.ca

Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee

Members

  • John Allan
  • Aaron Bruce
  • Erin Hutchinson
  • Phil Legault
  • Gille Levasseur
  • Mike Ostrom
  • Diane Plouffe Reardon
  • Jim Vo
  • Leona Wong
  • Harry Zarins
  • Councillor Liaison: Councillor Mathieu Fleury

Mandate

The mandate of the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee is to advise Ottawa City Council on policy, programs and service delivery in the area of arts, recreation and culture.

Responsibilities

The Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to Ottawa City Council on issues pertaining to:

  • Policy, programs and service delivery in the area of arts, recreation and culture.

The Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee will be available as a resource to staff, providing input on matters being pursued to achieve Council’s strategic priorities.

Above all, the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that its business aligns with, and serves to complement, City Council’s strategic priorities.

Composition

The Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee’s membership shall include a total maximum membership between 9-11. As much as practicable, the membership should reflect the City’s diverse population.

The membership shall also include one (1) Member of Council in a liaison capacity.

Reporting Relationship

The Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee shall report through the Community and Protective Services Committee to City Council; however, it may also report to another Standing Committee where appropriate, depending on the issue.

Contact

Kelly Crozier, Coordinator
613-580-2424 poste 16875
kelly.crozier@ottawa.ca

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee

Members

  • Nancy Biggs
  • Bill Eggertson
  • Mercedes Marcano Fernandez
  • Monique Gatner
  • Kerim Kollu
  • Isabelle Leclerc-Morin
  • Kris Nanda
  • Christiane McGovern
  • Jason Patchell
  • Paulina Pisarek
  • Adrienne Yuen
  • Lindsay Chan (Reserve)
  • Councillor Liaison: Councillor Rick Chiarelli

 Mandate

The mandate of the Environmental Advisory Committee is to advise Ottawa City Council on policy, programs and service delivery in the area of environmental stewardship.

Responsibilities

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to Ottawa City Council on issues pertaining to:

  • Policy, programs and service delivery in the area of environmental services, forests, greenspaces, parks, cycling and pedestrian issues.

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee will be available as a resource to staff, providing input on matters being pursued to achieve Council’s strategic priorities.

Above all, the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that its business aligns with, and serves to complement, City Council’s strategic priorities.

Composition

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee’s membership shall include a total maximum membership between 9-11. As much as practicable, the membership should reflect the City’s diverse population.

The membership shall also include one (1) Member of Council in a liaison capacity.

Reporting Relationship

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee shall report through the Environment Committee to City Council; however, it may also report to another Standing Committee where appropriate, depending on the issue.

Contact

Marc Desjardins, Coordinator
613-580-2424 poste 28821
Marc.Desjardins@ottawa.ca

French Language Services Advisory Committee

Members

  • Manon Beaulieu
  • Stephanie Drisdelle
  • Raymond Fournier
  • Sonia Gaal
  • Paul Lalonde
  • Johanne Leroux
  • Stephen MacDonald
  • Jean-Louis Schryburt
  • Nathalie Vallieres
  • Patrick Ladouceur (reserve)
  • Councillor Liaison: Councillor Eli El-Chantiry

Mandate

The mandate of the French Language Services Advisory Committee is to advise Ottawa City Council on issues that impact the implementation of the Bilingualism Policy and its application to the City's services, programs, policies and initiatives.

Responsabilities

The French Language Services Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to Ottawa City Council on issues pertaining to:

  • Policy, programs and service delivery in the area of official languages.

The French Language Services Advisory Committee will be available as a resource to staff, providing input on matters being pursued to achieve Council’s strategic priorities.

Above all, the French Language Services Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that its business aligns with, and serves to complement, City Council’s strategic priorities.

Composition

The French Language Services Advisory Committee’s membership shall include 7-11 citizen members and one (1) Member of Council in a liaison capacity.

Reporting Relationship

The French Language Services Advisory Committee shall report through the Finance and Economic Development Committee to City Council; however, it may also report to another Standing Committee where appropriate, depending on the issue.

Contact

Joël Monfils, Coordinator
613-580-2424 ext. 26837
Joel.Monfils@ottawa.ca