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What is National AccessAbility Week?

National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to:

  • celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities
  • highlight the work of people, organizations and communities that are removing barriers
  • reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Canada

This year, National AccessAbility Week will take place from May 28 to June 3, 2023. Learn more about National AccessAbility Week from the Government of Canada’s website.

What is Norfolk County’s Commitment to Accessibility?

Norfolk County is committed to providing quality goods and services accessible to all persons we serve. County Council updated and approved the Corporate Accessibility Policy and reaffirmed its Commitment To Accessibility on March 19, 2019.

During 2021 and 2022, the County has demonstrated its commitment to accessibility in many ways.

Highlights include:  

  • Secured funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund to update second-floor washrooms in the Norfolk County Administration Building to be barrier-free, bringing them in compliance with the Norfolk County Accessibility Design Guidelines  
  • Implementation of the Accessible Street Signage program that provides heightened awareness and warning to drivers approaching the residence of a person with a disability. Residents can request signage free of charge on the Norfolk County website  
  • Installation of a carrier-free path of travel from Talbot Street North at Simcoe Kinsmen Park, while also significantly improving the overall level of barrier-free access to the park 

2023-2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

As Norfolk County looks to the years ahead, it is asking residents to provide feedback on how Norfolk County programs, policies, procedures, spaces, and services can be free from barriers and consider the diverse needs of all our residents.  

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Norfolk County must regularly develop and monitor a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. To draft this plan, a wide range of community members and residents — particularly those with lived experience of barriers to access, equity, and inclusion — must be consulted with, and welcomed into, the conversation. 

View previous Accessibility Plans.

How you can get involved

Engagement on the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is now open.

From May 28 to June 11, 2023 members of the public are invited to participate in the survey below, taking advantage of an excellent opportunity to identify areas where the County can improve its barrier-free service delivery.

Residents are also invited to share their accessibility stories and describe what a fully enabling and accessible Norfolk County looks and feels like

Share your story

Visit Engage Norfolk to fill out the survey and share your story.