We all need accessibility. People with disabilities are one of the fastest growing sectors of our population. Today, one in seven people in Ontario lives with a disability and as our population ages that number is expected to increase to one in five by 2025.
Creating a city where every person who lives, works or visits can participate fully makes good sense -- for our citizens, our businesses and our community.
The City of Burlington is committed to ensuring that people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities as they live, work, play, visit and invest in our city.
We promote a caring, inclusive and respectful community where city programs, services and facilities are available to everyone, including people with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure accessibility for the public we serve and our employees.
The Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee is a citizen committee that provides advice to Council on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to people with disabilities in the municipality's by-laws, policies, programs and services.
The City of Burlington has been working on improving accessibility since 1994, long before the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 was enacted. Our accessible services include accessible communication, accessible parks and recreation programs, accessible transit and accessible parking.
Download the City's Accessibility Brochure (PDF)
Read about our Accessibility Awards program.
Read the 2014 Progress Report... (1.1 MB PDF)
Read the 2015 Progress Report... (6 MB PDF)