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Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee

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City of Kawartha Lakes”



The Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee (KLAAC) is a provincially mandated committee of Council. Each member is appointed by Council to provide advice on accessibility for people with disabilities and the accessibility standards enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. People with disabilities must make up at least half of the Committee.

The Committee has responsibilities which include but may not be limited to:

  • Providing recommendation to Council about preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its accessibility plan
  • Providing recommendation to Council on the accessibility for persons with a disability to a building, structure or premises, or part of a building, structure or premises, that Council purchases, constructs, renovates, leases or which is provided to the Municipality as a capital facility
  • Reviewing and providing recommendation on site plans and drawings described in Section 41 of the Planning Act

Please Note: The KLAAC meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. has been cancelled.

The meetings of the Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee are held the third Thursday at 2:00 p.m. unless notice is given otherwise.

Current Appointments

Council Liaison: Stephen Strangway,

Chair: Norm Price

Vice Chair: Lynda Dasilva

Staff Liaison: Barb Condie


Cathy Bell
Don Brown
Sharon Coupland
Mary Ann Fitzpatrick
George (Dick) Foster
Bill Huskinson
Jane McLean
Crystal Morrissey
Brenda O'Keefe
Elizabeth Peeters

Committee Work

KLAAC continues to build awareness and to educate the general public in regard to the importance of social change and full inclusion through four working groups which include: Public Awareness, Information/ Communication and Employment, Transportation and Built Environment.

Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards

Follow Kawartha Accessibility on Facebook

KLAAC Brochure (PDF)

News (coming soon)

Contact Information:

705-324-9411 ext. 2419

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