On June 13, 2005, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) received Royal Assent and is now law. The AODA required the provincial government to work with the community and the private and public sectors to jointly develop standards to be achieved within stages of five years or less, leading to an accessible Ontario in 20 years (2025).
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, (AODA) was enacted to serve as a framework for the establishment of accessibility in five different areas:
The Cobourg Accessibility Advisory Committee meet on a monthly basis, and provide advice on the implementation of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, as required through regulation in the following:
Cobourg Accessibility Advisory Committee Agendas and Minutes.
You can register to receive correspondence in accessible formats and email updates when the Committee has published their agendas and minutes.
If you have experienced one of these five barriers LET US KNOW:
One of the requirements that Municipalities must meet under AODA is to file a report every two years on the Municipalities level of compliance with the provincial accessibility standards.
Please see attached for the Town of Cobourg Accessibility Report provided by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.
An authorized Ontario or other jurisdictional Accessible Parking Permit must be displayed in order to use an accessible parking space.
Regular parking fees apply to all Accessible Parking Spaces. If you are legitimately parked at a parking meter or in the Pay and Display lots, you will need to pay the required fee. For more information on parking please visit our parking page.
Accessible Parking Permits are not allowed to park in "No Parking" or "No Stopping" areas.
You can view the map of accessible parking spots.
You can view the map of Town facilities with public accessible washrooms.