The City's vision on accessibility is:
- To promote public awareness and sensitivity to all persons with disabilities;
- To encourage co-operation between all service and interest groups;
- To identify and document relevant issues and concerns;
- To create a community that provides opportunities for barrier-free access to housing, transportation, education, recreation, health care and employment;
- To embrace the concept of universal design to include both the disabled and the increasing aging population;
- To ensure that policies and practices are maintained in relationship to the development and redevelopment of services and facilities that have regard to persons with disabilities and aging population statistics;
- To ensure that the City receives the maximum economic benefits from building an accessible City including an increased potential for tourism, retail business and accommodating conventions;
- To encourage public participation and civic engagement in community accessibility issues.
The City of Woodstock is proud to present its findings and report on the development of innovative strategies to remove and prevent future barriers for people with disabilities and the maturing population.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA)
Under AODA, municipalities are required to establish, implement, maintain and document a multi-year accessiblity plan, as well as an Accessibility Policy, which outlines the organization's strategy to prevent and remove barriers and meet its requirements under AODA. The report and policy are available to download below.
2013-2017 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
City of Woodstock Accessibility Policy
Ontarians with Disabilities Act S.O. 2001, C. 32 (ODA)
Under the ODA, municipalities are required to develop annual accessibility plans to make policies, practices, programs, services and buildings more accessible to people with disabilities. These plans must be made available to the public. The reports are available to download below.
2012 Woodstock Municipal Accessibility Plan
AODA Accessibility Report 2013
Require Documents in Accessible Formats or Communication Supports?
Arrangements can be made for accessible formats and communications supports at no additional cost upon request in a format that takes a person's disability into account. If you require any municipal documents in accessible formats or communication supports, please contact City Hall at 519-539-1291, email
or fill out and submit the request form.
Have a Concern?
If you have an issue or concern regarding inaccessible municipal services, please contact us via email (mentioned above) in person, by telephone, in writing, by filling out the Accessibility Feedback form or otherwise. We will respond within 7 days of receiving your concern.
Previous Years Accessibility Plans