Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee

About the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC) works with local municipalities to create barrier-free communities and services. GRAAC is a cross-disability municipal advisory committee whose members advise the municipal Councils of the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Region of Waterloo and the Townships of Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot and North Dumfries. Members are chosen for their experience in the field of disability, and are people with lived experience with disability issues. Members must be willing to work within the framework of a municipal advisory committee.

GRAAC's mission

The Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee helps local municipalities fulfill the purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.They provide vision and advice regarding the removal of barriers (physical, architectural, technological, informational, communicational, attitudinal and policy/practice).

GRAAC Terms of Reference, minutes and agendas

GRAAC Terms of Reference, as adopted by the Councils of the participating municipalities in 2016, upcoming and past GRAAC agendas and minutes are on the Region of Waterloo Advisory Committees page. If you need alternate formats of any of the documents, please contact one of the staff listed below.

GRAAC contacts

Please contact us with any inquiries at the e-mail addresses provided below.

Region of Waterloo
Melanie Garbarz
Phone: 519-575-4757, ext  3721
TTY: 519-575-4608

Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo
Phone: 519-741-2200, ext. 7226
TTY: 1-866-969-9994
Phone: 519-632-8800, ext. 122 
TTY: 519-621-9595 
Email: Amy Black 
Phone: 519-699-4611
Phone: 519-465-1346
TTY: 519-634-5037

Woolwich Township
Email: Jeff Smith
Phone: 519-669-6010

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