Let's talk about accessibility in Oshawa

Consultation has concluded

Committed to the development of an inclusive, healthy and safe community, the City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share feedback on the accessibility of City programs, services and facilities for its next Accessibility Plan.

Feedback can be provided via:

  • Online survey, on Connect Oshawa; or,
  • Paper survey at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.) during regular business hours; or,
  • Survey completed in-person at a staffed community engagement table:
    • Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Donevan Recreation Complex (171 Harmony Rd. S.)
    • Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Northview Community Centre (150 Beatrice St. E.)
    • Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South Oshawa Community Centre (1455 Cedar St.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Oshawa City Hall (50 Centre St. S.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Delpark Homes Centre (formerly Legends Centre) (1661 Harmony Rd. N.)

Additionally, in partnership with the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre a staffed community engagement table will be at the John Street Branch (43 John St. W.) on Wednesday, February 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The survey will be available until Friday, March 1. Feedback will be reviewed during the development the 2019 – 2023 Accessibility Plan that will be presented in June 2019 for Council’s consideration.

The City’s 2019-2023 Accessibility Plan will identify and guide City Council and staff on the actions necessary to remove and prevent barriers to City programs, services and facilities that may affect community members and visitors who have disabilities. The City’s current Accessibility Plan ends in June 2019.

Committed to the development of an inclusive, healthy and safe community, the City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share feedback on the accessibility of City programs, services and facilities for its next Accessibility Plan.

Feedback can be provided via:

  • Online survey, on Connect Oshawa; or,
  • Paper survey at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.) during regular business hours; or,
  • Survey completed in-person at a staffed community engagement table:
    • Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Donevan Recreation Complex (171 Harmony Rd. S.)
    • Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Northview Community Centre (150 Beatrice St. E.)
    • Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South Oshawa Community Centre (1455 Cedar St.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Oshawa City Hall (50 Centre St. S.)
    • Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Delpark Homes Centre (formerly Legends Centre) (1661 Harmony Rd. N.)

Additionally, in partnership with the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre a staffed community engagement table will be at the John Street Branch (43 John St. W.) on Wednesday, February 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The survey will be available until Friday, March 1. Feedback will be reviewed during the development the 2019 – 2023 Accessibility Plan that will be presented in June 2019 for Council’s consideration.

The City’s 2019-2023 Accessibility Plan will identify and guide City Council and staff on the actions necessary to remove and prevent barriers to City programs, services and facilities that may affect community members and visitors who have disabilities. The City’s current Accessibility Plan ends in June 2019.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What are communication barriers?

    about 1 year ago

    Communication barriers relate to difficulty receiving or understanding information available to others (i.e. inadequate signage, difficulty reading brochures, websites, hearing public address systems, etc.).

  • What are physical barriers?

    about 1 year ago

    Physical barriers relate to features of City buildings or spaces that cause problems or prevent access (i.e. stairs, narrow doorways).

  • What are attitudinal barriers?

    about 1 year ago

    Attitudinal barriers relate to stereotypes or beliefs that limit opportunities for people with disabilities and result in treating people differently.

  • What are systemic barriers?

    about 1 year ago

    Systemic barriers relate to by-laws, regulations or procedures that limit participation (i.e. having to appear in-person to receive services as the only option, etc.).

  • What are technological barriers?

    about 1 year ago

    Technological barriers relate to information and services that are not accessible (i.e. a website that cannot be accessed using screen-reading software).