The Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC) is a municipal advisory committee that gives advice to the councils of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Region of Waterloo and townships in the region.

On this page:

  1. About the committee
  2. Mission
  3. Join GRAAC
  4. Staff contacts
  5. Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

About the committee

GRAAC is a cross-disability municipal advisory committee that gives advice to the councils of:

  • the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo
  • the Region of Waterloo
  • the townships of Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot and North Dumfries

Members:

  • have experience and knowledge in the field of disability
  • have a lived disability experiences or are agencies serving persons with disabilities
  • must have a willingness to work collaboratively within the framework of a municipal advisory committee

The councils of the participating municipalities adopted the GRAAC terms of reference.


Mission

The Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee helps the participating municipalities fulfill the purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by giving advice in regard to the removal of barriers (physical, architectural, technological, informational, communicational, attitudinal and policy/practice).


Join GRAAC

GRAAC accepts applications between mid-September and January. The committee has a maximum of 15 members each on a four-year term.

Apply to join GRAAC


Staff contacts

Please contact the staff from your municipality directly:

MunicipalityStaff contact

Region of Waterloo

Melanie Garbarz

519-575-4757
TTY: 519-575-4608
Email Melanie

Woolwich

Jeff Smith

Phone: 519-669-6010
Email Jeff

Wilmot

Tracey Murray

Phone: 519-634-8444, ext. 228
TTY: 519-634-5037
Email Tracey

Wellesley

Amy Harron

Phone: 519-699-3968
Email Amy

North Dumfries

Ashley Sage

Phone: 519-632-8800, ext. 122
TTY: 519-621-9595
Email Ashley

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Date Agenda Minutes
July 23, 2020 No meeting No Meeting
Aug. 27, 2020 No Meeting No Meeting
Sept. 24, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Nov. 26, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Mar. 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes to come

Earlier agendas and minutes are available on Laserfiche: