Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a member of the Lunenburg County Accessibility Advisory Committee? We are seeking three members for three-year terms from residents within Lunenburg County – the Towns of Bridgewater, Lunenburg, and Mahone Bay as well as the Municipality of the District of Chester and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.
The Lunenburg County Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to the Municipal Councils in Lunenburg County on identifying, preventing, and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives, and facilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping the municipalities to become barrier-free communities that comply with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).
At least one half of the members of the advisory committee must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities.
Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, or sensory impairment—including an episodic disability—that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Your completed application may be submitted by mail, in person, by email, or an alternate format to the following person.
Address: Municipality of the District of Chester, ATTN: Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk,
151 King St., Box 369, Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Subject line: Lunenburg County Accessibility Advisory Committee Volunteer
For more information about the Lunenburg County Accessibility Advisory Committee, refer to the pdf T (135 KB) pdf erms of Reference (135 KB) . You can also contact Ellen Johnson, Accessibility Coordinator at (902) 277-0456 or for more information regarding the committee.
Application forms can be found here:
Candid Access is an online platform to collect and share photos and information about the accessibility of our built environment.
You can also visit PEACH Research's webpage for more information on Candid Access, including its Terms and Conditions.
As part of the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all public consultation during the development of the draft Accessibility Plan was held virtually.