Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee


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

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. Please click here to apply.

Next GRAAC meeting:

GRAAC Zoom meetings to take place on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. follow this link with the following exception:

  • December (GRAAC Zoom meeting will take place on the third Thursday).  Please follow this link.
Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Minutes and agendas
Date 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
Jan. 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2020 Cancelled Cancelled
April 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2020 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

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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