Accessibility in Collingwood

Accessibility in Collingwood

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was established in 2005 and is now law in Ontario. The purpose of the AODA is to assist businesses and organizations throughout Ontario in reducing barriers to become more accessible to people with disabilities. The goal of the Act is to make the Province of Ontario completely accessible by 2025.The Act is comprised of five laws which work together to reduce barriers found in daily life. The five laws are:
 
1. Customer Service
2. Information and Communication
3. Employment
4. Transportation
5. Design of Public Spaces
 
The Town of Collingwood is committed to providing persons with disabilities consistent opportunity and access to all Town goods, services and facilities while ensuring that policies, procedures and practices are provided in a timely manner that address integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity.
 
Who Needs to Comply?
To learn more about the AODA and compliance requirements for your organization or business, please visit the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure website for more information:www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/
 
AODA Training: Suppliers of Goods and Services for the Town of Collingwood
The AODA requires that contractors, vendors and any other parties or individuals who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of the Town of Collingwood must ensure their employees are trained on the AODA standards. 
 
Additional training resources are available by visiting:
 
www.accessforward.ca for free training videos and resources
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/serve-ability/ to access the Customer Service Training video
 
Once your employees have completed the required training they must complete and sign the Validation of Understanding form and submit to the Town of Collingwood’s Clerk Department.
 
Accessible Formats and Communication Supports
Town of Collingwood documents are available in alternate formats upon request, as well as communication supports. We are pleased to consult with you on how best to meet your needs. Please contact:
 
Clerk’s Department/Attention Accessibility Coordinator
Town of Collingwood
P.O. Box 157
97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 3Z5
T. 705-445-1030 E. clerk@collingwood.ca
 

The Town of Collingwood – Becoming more accessible!

  • Community Info Line - 705-445-1030 Ext. 3300 If you or someone you know has trouble reading the Town Page with notices, events and employment listings for the Town of Collingwood, we have an accessible municipal info line to hear an audible version of the Town Page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Municipal Info Line, please contact Christa Carter, Coordinator Clerk Services at 445-1030 ext. 3294
  • Accessible Shuttle ServiceThe Town of Collingwood’s Accessible Shuttle Service is now run under a new operation contract by Sinton Transportation. Hours of service are: 8:00 a.m. - midnight, seven (7) days a week. Users are no longer required to pre book the service from 6:00 p.m. - midnight. Rates will continue to run on a meter, as governed by the Town of Collingwood. All fares are to have a start or end destination in the Town of Collingwood.

Accessible Van

Service Hours: 7 Days a week: 8:00 a.m. – midnight
Fare Rate: Metered
Service Area: Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach.
SERVICE PHONE: 705-446-1196 (Follow prompts for shuttle service)

For additional information please contact Kris Wiszniak at 705-445-1292.

  • Colltrans Public Transit busses are accessible for different levels of mobility. Please visit www.collingwood.ca/colltrans for more information.
  • Accessibility considerations in Urban Design Standards are taken into consideration by the Planning Department.
  • Accessible Waterfront: Sunset Point has been made more accessible with the construction of a ramp going to the water (near the old lifeguard station).
  • Trails: The Trails Pavilion at the Station is wheelchair accessible including widened sidewalks and accessibility to the trails map.
  • Curling Club renovations have been completed to include an elevator for access to the second floor reception room and power doors with accessible access.
  • Accessible Formats and Communication Supports:If you require an accessible format or communication support, please contact the Clerks Department at 705-445-1030 or by email at clerk@collingwood.ca. The Town of Collingwood’s documents are available in alternate formats upon request.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss how best we can meet your needs. 
  • Accessible VotingThe Town of Collingwood is committed to accessibility. We are making our elections accessible to all voters in Collingwood. For more information on accessible voting in the 2014 Municipal Election, please visit our Accessible Voting page.

Accessibility Plans

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee's role is to advise and assist staff and Council regarding the removal of barriers which exist within municipal services, practices and programs.

For more information on the committee, please visit the Accessibility Advisory Committe page.

Accessibility Policy

Feedback Forms

Accessing the Library

For more information about accessibility features at the Collingwood Public Library, please visit their website: Accessibility at the Collingwood Public Library