Accessibility Advisory Committee


Purpose and Mandate:

Under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, to advise on the preparation of a yearly accessibility plan, including accessibility planning for Brampton Transit; and, to advise Council on the following:

(a) the accessibility to a building, structure or premises, or part of a building, structure or premises: 
 - that the City of Brampton purchases, constructs or significantly renovates
 - for which the City of Brampton enters into a new lease
 - that a person provides as municipal capital facilities under an agreement in accordance with the Municipal Act.
(b) accessibility issues relating specifically to Brampton Transit
(c) other Brampton priorities as established by the AAC
(d) any other functions which may be specified by provincial legislation and/or regulation.


Minimum of 10 and up to 13 members as follows:

1. at least seven members who are persons with disabilities as defined by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act
2. one Member of Council
3. up to five other members of the community with preference being given to parents and/or caregivers of disabled persons

2015-2018 Committee Membership:

Glenda Coupland (Chair)

Frank Raymond (Vice-Chair)

Harvinder Bajwa

Harpreet Bhons

Vicki Faulkner

Sherri Hopkins

Karyn Pelkie

Mary Pettingill

Raymond Shaver

Therese Anne Sidler

Franco Spadafora

City Councillor Pat Fortini (2017-2018)


Term of Office:
Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 30, 2018, or until successors are appointed

Established by:

Recommendation AF120-2003, approved by Council Resolution C349-2002 (October 16, 2002)



Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at City Hall


Reports to:

Corporate Services Committee


Supported by:

City Clerk's Office



1. Voluntary

2. Reimbursement for any expenses incurred
3. Mileage is paid at the City of Brampton corporate rate when the members are required to travel on Committee business


Contact Information
Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Co-ordinator
Telephone: 905-874-2114

Click here for AAC application