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Accessibility within the Township of Cramahe

The Township of Cramahe is working to become a fully accessible community by 2025. The Township is dedicated to removing existing barriers and preventing new barriers that could potentially prohibit/prevent any individual from participating in community life in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  and Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.

The mission of The Corporation of the Township of Cramahe is to be the friendly community of choice for living, working and playing by providing each resident value added services, support and a superior quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, The Corporation of the Township of Cramahe strives at all times to provide its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers.

2021 Accessibility Plan Status Update (Updated December 2021)

The Township of Cramahe is currently reviewing its progress of its implementation of the strategies outlined in its accessibility plan as required by O.Reg 191/11 s.4(1), 4(3): Accessibility Plans.  The following documentation is currently under review;

Updated Regulation/Policy/Plans will be made available and posted to this website upon completion – Latest update April 2023.

In addition, all Township properties, lands, and buildings are currently under evaluation for compliance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

The Province of Ontario has developed accessibility standards for all private, public, voluntary and not-for-profit organizations. Please review the Township of Cramahe Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Policy for more information on our standards.

The Chief Building Official is responsible for Accessibility in the Township of Cramahe and can be emailed with your questions at building@cramahe.ca 

If you have any comments regarding accessibility, please contact the municipal office at 905-355-2821 ext. 233.

Provincial Legislation

The Provincial Legislation has three active pieces of legislation in Ontario that specifically address accessibility: the Human Rights Code, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001, and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

  • The Ontario Human Rights Code provides for equal rights and opportunities, and freedom from discrimination based on grounds of age, ancestry, race, ethnic origin, sex, family status, sexual orientation or disability.  It recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario.
  • The Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) supports the right of people with disabilities to enjoy equal opportunities and participate fully in Ontario.  The purpose of the Act is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a commitment from the province of Ontario to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and crate an accessible Ontario by 2025.  The Act applies both private and public sector organizations with one or more employees in Ontario that provide goods, service or facilities.

We Want Your Feedback!

The Township of Cramahe wants hear from you about accessible customer service! Access our Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form to tell us about your experience. 

Multi-Year Accessibility Policy

The Council for the Township of Cramahe has developed a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan which establishes, implements, maintains and documents the phased-in strategy to prevent and remove barriers as well as address current and future requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

View the Ontario Human Rights Commission's 2014-2019 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for more information. 

View the Township of Cramahe's Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for more information. 

 Accessible Website and Web Content

The Township will ensure that the official municipal website and web content conforms to the World Wide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A, at a minimum, except where meeting this requirement is not practicable.

If you are having any issues accessing information on the website, please contact the Township Office at 905-355-2821. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party documents or websites.

Request Information in an Accessible Format

Information and communication can be shared in many ways. Request municipal information in an accessible format by calling 905-355-2821 ext. 223 or email clerk@cramahe.ca