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Accessibility Standards Advisory Council

Ministry
Seniors and Accessibility
URL
www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-legislative-reviews-committees-and-councils#section-1
Address
777 BAY STREET, 6TH FLOOR
TORONTO
M7A2J4
Phone
416-849-8276 or 1-866-515-2025 (TTY: 1-800-268-7095)
Fax
416-325-9620
Background
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, S.O. 2005, C. 11, PART VIII, S. 31 (opens a new window)
Function

At the direction of the Minister, the Council shall advise the Minister on, a) the process for the development of accessibility standards and the progress made by standards development committees in the development of proposed accessibility standards and in achieving the purposes of the Act; b) accessibility reports prepared under this Act; c) programs of public information related to this Act; and d) all other matters related to the subject-matter of this Act that the Minister directs.At the direction of the Minister, the mandate of the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council may be expanded to cross-appoint its members to a standards development committee (see standards development committee terms of reference for further direction on associated roles and responsibilities).

Membership

There is no limitation in legislation. ASAC shall be comprised of a Chair and up to 15 member, with additional members, as required, appointed at the discretion of the Minister. The Minister may designate one of the members to AODA as vice-chair, who would perform the duties of the Chair in their absence, as required.

Term

No limitation in legislation.

Meetings
There is no required number of meetings in legislation.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) MATTHEW SHAW
02-Feb-2021 - 08-Apr-2022
north york
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANA MARIA FARIA
03-Feb-2021 - 08-Apr-2022
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) CHIP KEAN
23-Sep-2020 - 01-Mar-2022
north bay
4. Member (Part-Time) JOHN LANE
23-Sep-2020 - 01-Mar-2022
caledonia
5. Member (Part-Time) MEENU SIKAND
12-Mar-2020 - 01-Mar-2022
woodbridge
6. Member (Part-Time) SAM SAVONA
11-Mar-2020 - 01-Mar-2022
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) TINA DOYLE
25-Sep-2020 - 01-Mar-2022
brooklin
8. Member (Part-Time) CHARLES BRIDGES
16-Mar-2021 - 08-Apr-2022
mississauga
9. Member (Part-Time) MEGHAN JOHNSON
16-Mar-2021 - 08-Apr-2022
cottam
10. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD PADULO
18-Nov-2020 - 08-Apr-2022
etobicoke
11. Member (Part-Time) TAYLOR LINDSAY-NOEL
20-Nov-2020 - 08-Apr-2022
toronto
12. Member (Part-Time) GEORGE QUARCOO
28-Jul-2021 - 22-Aug-2022
north york
13. Member (Part-Time) KAT HAMILTON
27-Apr-2021 - 22-Aug-2022
ottawa
14. Member (Part-Time) NIKKI GORE
24-Jun-2021 - 22-Aug-2022
toronto