The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is a provincial law that sets out a process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards. The main goal of the AODA is to achieve an accessible province of Ontario by 2025 that is free from discrimination, and where all people regardless of ability have equal opportunity to participate in their communities. When we make our community accessible and inclusive, we make Belleville a better place to live, work, and play for all residents and visitors of our City.
The Council and staff of the City of Belleville continue to be guided by the values and goals indicated in our Vision and Mission statements, and recognize that achievement of either would not be possible without due consideration of accessibility as a priority. As such, the Council and staff of the City of Belleville will continue to work in collaboration with the Accessibility Advisory Committee regarding planning and decision making throughout the 5 areas addressed through the AODA under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR): Customer Service, Information and Communications, Employment, Transportation, and the Design of Public Spaces.
The Corporation of the City of Belleville remains committed to the cause of an accessible Ontario by 2025, as mandated through the AODA. Beyond the standards and requirements of the AODA and IASR, the City of Belleville strives to achieve innovation and excellence, and be a municipal leader in accessibility. To accomplish this The Corporation of the City of Belleville will be responsive to the needs of the residents which it represents, and will endeavor to establish best practices and be proactive in addressing accessibility planning in our community.
Want to learn more about the AODA? You can also check out the "Accessibility Documents" section for an electronic copy of the AODA and other related resources.
About Accessibility in the City of Belleville
For more information about Accessibility and the City of Belleville or to obtain information in an alternate format please contact:
Department of Corporate Services
City Hall, 169 Front Street
Belleville Ontario, Canada K8N 2Y8
Telephone 613 - 967 - 3200 ext 3502
TTY 613 - 967 - 3768