Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee

Suburbs

About the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC):

GRAAC is a cross-disability municipal advisory committee which provides advice to the local municipal councils of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Region of Waterloo and the townships of Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot and North Dumfries.  Members are chosen based on experience in the field of disability. Members have a lived experience of disability-issues or are agencies serving persons with disabilities.  Members must have a willingness to work within the framework of a municipal advisory committee.

GRAAC recruitment - Now Open

Recruitment for GRAAC typically opens by Mid-September each year for the term starting January of the following year.  The committee consists of a maximum of 15 members.  The commitment is a 4 year term; therefore, recruitment is dependent on spaces available. 

** 2019 GRAAC recruitment application is now available. Please submit by October 18, 2019

Next GRAAC meeting:

GRAAC meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Conestoga Room with the following exception:

  • Nov. 28, 2019 meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.
  • July and August (no GRAAC meeting)
  • December (GRAAC meeting will take place on the third Thursday)
Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Minutes and agendas
Date Agenda Minutes
Dec. 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 25, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
Feb. 22, 2018 Agenda Minutes 
March 22, 2018 Cancelled Cancelled
April 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 24, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
June 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 2018 No meeting No meeting
Aug. 2018 No meeting No meeting
Sept. 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 25, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
Nov. 22, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
Dec. 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 24, 2019 Cancelled Cancelled
Feb. 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2019 No Meeting No Meeting
Aug. 22, 2019 No Meeting No Meeting
Sept. 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 24, 2019 Agenda  Minutes
Nov. 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes

GRAAC's mission:

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

GRAAC's terms of reference:

GRAAC Terms of Reference as adopted by the Councils of the participating municipalities.

Who to contact:

GRAAC Staff Contacts

We welcome you to contact the staff from your municipality directly:

  • City of Kitchener and City of Waterloo
    Lolita Paroski, Phone 519-741-2200 extension 7226

    TTY Number 1-866-969-9994 Email Lolita

  • Region of Waterloo
    Sanjay Govindaraj, Phone 519-575-4757 extension 3861

    TTY Number 519-575-4608 Email Sanjay

  • North Dumfries Township
    Ashely Sage, Phone 519-632-8800 extension 122

    TTY Number 519-621-9595 Email Ashley

  • Wellesley Township
    Amy Harron, Phone 519-699-3968 Email Amy 

  • Wilmot Township
    Tracey Murray, Phone 519-634-8444 extension 228

    TTY Number 519-634-5037 Email Tracey

  • Woolwich Township
    Jeff Smith, Phone 519-669-6010 Email Jeff

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