About 1.5 million Ontarians have a disability and may face barriers to accessibility. They may find it hard to access local services, enter public buildings or use public transit. While all levels of government are working to change this, municipal governments have a special role to play.
The Township of Scugog is committed to being fully accessible to persons with disabilities, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), by 2025. With Scugog's Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Township continues to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities to be a welcoming and inclusive community by embracing accessibility and opportunity for all.
Learn about Scugog's accessible locations.
The Scugog Fire department maintains a confidential database of residents with disabilities to provide assistance during an emergency situation. To ensure your safety during an emergency, it is vital that firefighters are aware of your individual needs. Should you wish to register, please call the Fire Hall at 905-985-2384.
View our Accessibility Plans to learn more about the Township of Scugog's efforts to become an accessible community.
View our list of accessible community resources.
As part of the AODA, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) requires the Township to:
We are committed to providing accessible services as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact our Committee Coordinator, Christy Harrison, at email@example.com as soon as possible. If you require documents in formats other than conventional print, or if you have specific accommodation needs, please complete the Request for Alternate Form and Communication Support Form so we can make arrangements in advance.
The IASR looks at four main areas for better accessibility. Learn about the actions needed to meet accessibility standards in these areas.
|Information and Communication Standard|
|The Township of Scugog must:
|To ensure accessible employment we must:
This standard is very detailed and specific relates to all conventional and specialized transportation service providers.
Learn about Scugog's transportation accessibility standards.
Design of public spaces
The AODA includes accessibility standards for customer service. To meet these standards businesses and organizations must:
Learn about the Township of Scugog's Customer Service Policy and Procedures.
Use the Customer Service Accessibility Report to review your organization's accessibility.
Complete Scugog's Customer Service Initial Complaint and Feedback Form to let us know what you think or to report an issue about accessibility in the community.