Information you can access here includes a variety of municipal initiatives to foster an inclusive community by identifying and removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities.
Norfolk County is committed to providing quality goods and services which are accessible to all persons we serve. County Council approved the Accessibility Policy
and Commitment to Accessibility
on November 27, 2012.
Norfolk County Council adopted a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
which outlines the County’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers as well as its priorities related to accessibility. The Plan is available in accessible formats, upon request.
New Standards Impact Private Sector Business
The Ontario Government has developed accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). The Ontario Government recently passed standards for information and communication, employment and transportation into Regulation with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, complementing the existing Accessibility Standards for Customer Service. The Province is moving forward on standards for the built environment with the amendments to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation to include the design of public spaces and the remaining areas expected at a later date through Ontario’s Building Code. You’ll find on overview of the five standards on our website.
Contractor and Volunteer Information
As of January 1, 2010, businesses and individuals that Norfolk County has contracted to provide goods or services must ensure that their employees are trained on providing accessible customer service. In general, any person or organization that does business with or for Norfolk County must receive this training.
For more information please view the Contractor and Volunteer Information page.
People with disabilities are a significant and growing part of the population. Over 15 per cent of Ontarians have a disability, and this number will increase as the population ages.
Norfolk County welcomes your feedback on accessibility of our services.
Corporate Customer Service Feedback/Comment Form
Front Row To Go and William Sound FM Transmitter are available upon request when attending Norfolk County functions such as meetings, programs, events, etc.
If you require an accessible format or communication support, please contact Norfolk County’s AODA Compliance Supervisor at 519-426-5870 | 519-582-2100 | 519-875-4485 Extension 1268
Bell Relay Service: 1-800-855-0511 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org