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<br /> <br />Community Services Department <br />REPORT TO: Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee <br /> <br />DATE OF MEETING: January 9, 2023 <br /> <br />SUBMITTED BY: Mark Hildebrand, Director Neighbourhood Programs & Services, 519- <br /> 741-2200 ext. 7687 <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Lolita Paroski, Inclusion Services Coordinator, 519-741-2200 ext. 7226 <br /> <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All <br /> <br />DATE OF REPORT: December 19, 2022 <br /> <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-2023-003 <br /> <br />SUBJECT: COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS TO THE GRAND RIVER ACCESSIBILITY <br />ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2023) <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />That the following applicants be appointed to the Grand River Accessibility Advisory <br />Committee (GRAAC) for a 4-year term ending December 31, 2026, pending ratification by <br />the partnering municipalities of the City of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo, Township of <br />North Dumfries, Township of Wellesley, Township of Wilmot, and Township of Woolwich. <br /> <br />Alyssa Clelland Kitchener New <br />Tamara Cooper Waterloo New <br />Sarah Cunneyworth Waterloo New <br />Heather Gillespie Waterloo New <br />Christine Nishiwaki Township of Woolwich New <br />Farshid Sadatsharifi Kitchener New <br />Katherine Waybrant Kitchener New <br />Agency Representation Brain Injury Association Waterloo Wellington New <br /> <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />The purpose of this report is to present the proposed slate of community appointments for <br /> <br />This report supports the delivery of core services. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Under the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), all <br />municipalities with a population of 10,000 or greater are required to establish an Accessibility <br />Advisory Committee to advise Council on the prevention, identification, and removal of barriers <br />for persons with disabilities. The Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC) is a <br />joint committee of the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />