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What is accessibility? It simply means giv​ing people of all abilities opportunities to participate fully in everyday life.

The Township of Tiny is committed to promoting independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity for persons with disabilities.  Our goal is to make the Township workplaces accessible and welcoming environments where both employees and customers are accommodated, in a timely manner, to meet their needs.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in 2005. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025. This Act lays the framework for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life.

Portable Recreation Path has been approved for use at Balm Beach

The Township of Tiny Council has approved the purchase of a portable recreation path at Balm Beach to provide residents and visitors with a fully accessible beach.  Council supported the initiative of the Accessibility Advisory Committee to provide 100 feet of the Mobi-Mat RecPaths product at Balm Beach to increase accessibility to individuals with mobility related disabilities.  The mobi-mats will be officially installed in May 2016 with a ribbon cutting ceremony to coincide with National Access Awareness Week.  Please follow the links below for the Press Releases and CTV News coverage.

April 8, 2016 - Press Release - Mobi Mat Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

August 14, 2015 - Press Release - Portable Recreation Path (Mobi Mats) for Balm Beach

CTV News Interview with Mayor George Cornell re: Portable Recreation Path at Balm Beach

Accessibility standards

Ontario now has accessibility standards in five areas:

  • customer service
  • employment
  • information and communications
  • transportation
  • design of public spaces

The Township is committed to meeting the requirements of the AODA and the above standards. 

Your Business and Accessibility
If you are a private business, non-profit organization, or any other service provider with at least one employee in Ontario, you must comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  For specific details regarding compliance regulations for business and organizations, please visit the Accessibility Ontario website at  AccessON or call 1-866-515-2025 or TTY (416) 325-3408.

Your Business and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

AccessForward

Accessibility Advisory Committee

​The mandate of the Township's Accessibility Advisory Committee is to advise Council in the promotion and facilitation of a barrier-free community for all citizens including persons with disabilities.  This shall be achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs, services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities. 

Get Involved

If you are a Township resident with a disability and would like to become a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, please contact Sue Walton at (705) 526-4204, Ext. 225 or by email at swalton@tiny.ca.

Accessible Formats and Communication Supports

If you require an accessible format or communication support, please contact Sue Walton at 705-526-4204, Ext. 225 or by email at swalton@tiny.ca.  Township of Tiny documents are available in alternate formats upon request.   We are pleased to consult with you on how best to meet your needs. 

Customer Service Policy

The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service O.Reg. 429/07 requires a municipality to adopt and maintain a policy, procedures and practices governing the provision of its goods and services to persons with disabilities.  The Township's policy outlines the following:

  • Provision of Goods and Services to Persons with Disabilities
  • Use of Service Animals
  • Use of Support Person
  • Notice of Temporary Disruptions
  • Training Requirements
  • Feedback Process
  • Notice of Availability of Documents

The legislation states that every person who deals with members of the public or other third parties on behalf of the provider (the Township) must receive training on Accessible Customer Service.

Training is as simple as reading through the Township's Accessible Customer Service Policy provided below.  It is the responsibility of the third party agencies to train all their staff based on the information provided by the Township.

Once the contractor/vendors have read through the Accessible Customer Service policy, they will be considered compliant with the Township of Tiny after they have completed and returned the Validation of Understanding to the Township.

Accessible Customer Service Training Document and Validation of Understanding

Accessibility Resources

AccessON

AccessForward

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation

Accessible Transportation Services:

Wheels 4 Wheels
Wheelchair accessible transit serving North Simcoe
Contact: 705-526-5566

Transportation Linking Communities
Transportation Linking
Communities ensures that everyone has access to services and can participate fully in community life.
Contact: 705-528-6999
www.communityreach.ca

Customer Service Feedback

​The Corporation of the Township of Tiny is committed to providing its goods and services in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of all people.  In order to ensure that these goals are met, we provide an Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form.  

Customer Service Feedback

 

Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy

The Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy demonstrates how the Township will meet the requirements established under the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11 of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, as they relate to the General Requirements, Information and Communications, Employment, Transportation, and the Design of Public Spaces (Ontario Regulation 413/12).  

The legislation states that every person who deals with members of the public or other third parties on behalf of the provider (the Township) must receive training on the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

Training is as simple as reading through the Township's Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Training Booklet provided below. 

It is the responsibility of the third party agencies to train all their staff based on the information provided by the Township.

Once the contractor/vendors have read through the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Training Booklet, they will be considered compliant with the Township of Tiny after they have completed and returned the Validation of Understanding to the Township.

Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation Training Booklet and Validation of Understanding

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 required municipalities of a certain size to complete an annual accessibility plan.  Under the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Township of Tiny has moved from an annual plan to a multi-year plan.  Much like the annual plan, the multi-year plan outlines the actions undertaken by the Township to achieve its priorities but also outlines the Township's goals over the next few years to address accessibility within its facilities and services.

The multi-year plan will be reviewed at least once every five years and an annual status report on the progress of the report will be prepared.