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    Let’s talk about accessibility in Oshawa

    Let’s talk about accessibility in Oshawa

    OSHAWA – Committed to the development of an inclusive, healthy and safe community, the City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share feedback on the accessibility of City programs, services and facilities for its next Accessibility Plan.

    Feedback can be provided via:

    • Online survey, on Connect Oshawa (www.connectoshawa.ca/AccessibilityPlan); or,
    • Paper survey at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.) during regular business hours; or,
    • Survey completed in-person at a staffed community engagement table:
    • Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Donevan Recreation Complex (171 Harmony Rd. S.)
    • Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Northview Community Centre (150 Beatrice St. E.)
    • Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South Oshawa Community Centre (1455 Cedar St.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Oshawa City Hall (50 Centre St. S.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Delpark Homes Centre (formerly Legends Centre) (1661 Harmony Rd. N.)

    Additionally, in partnership with the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre a staffed community engagement table will be at the John Street Branch (43 John St. W.) on Wednesday, February 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    The survey will be available until Friday, March 1. Feedback will be reviewed during the development of the 2019 – 2023 Accessibility Plan that will be presented in June 2019 for Council’s consideration.

    The City’s 2019-2023 Accessibility Plan will identify and guide City Council and staff on the actions necessary to remove and prevent barriers to City programs, services and facilities that may affect community members and visitors who have disabilities. The City’s current Accessibility Plan ends in June 2019.

    Information about accessibility in Oshawa is available on the City’s Accessibility webpage.

    For updates on the City of Oshawa, visit www.oshawa.ca and sign up for news, alerts and e-newsletters. Stay connected with us on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTube and Connect Oshawa.

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    The City of Oshawa is committed to working towards reducing and where possible eliminating barriers,” said Mayor Dan Carter. “To accomplish this we need your valuable insights to assist in the development of this Accessibility Plan that will help guide our actions for the next five years.”

    “I appreciate being involved in and assisting with the City of Oshawa’s mission to ensure accessibility is an issue comprehensively addressed, well implemented and its importance made better understood by all our residents,” said Councillor Rosemary McConkey, Council Representative, Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee.

    “It is our objective is to make Oshawa barrier free for all,” said Lisa Hart, Chair, Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee. “To achieve that goal, we need your input.”