The City of Vaughan is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.
Help us understand the barriers people face when accessing the City’s services. There are several ways to provide your feedback:
1. Fill out an Accessibility Feedback Form
Submit your feedback using our online Accessibility Feedback Form.
Call Service Vaughan from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Phone: 905-832-2281
- TTY: 1-866-543-0545
- North American toll free: 1-844-832-2112
The City of Vaughan can help you complete the online Accessibility Feedback Form during operating hours. If you would like an interpreter, please inform the Client Service Representative.
Fill out the Accessibility Feedback Form (PDF) and mail it to:
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
Vaughan City Hall, Level 100
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Frequently asked questions
Together with residents, the City will ensure Vaughan is fully accessible and barrier-free. We need your help to understand the specific barriers people with disabilities face to remove them. The City asks for feedback on government programs and services to inform our reporting and strengthen our efforts to improve accessibility for all residents and visitors.
The Diversity and Inclusion Officer or their delegate will review the feedback and then share it with the relevant department to find a resolution, where the feedback requires a response and the issue falls within the City’s areas of responsibility.
Your feedback will help the City shape future municipal accessibility policy and programming and the City’s next Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, and help us remove existing barriers and prevent them in the future.
As required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the City prepares an annual report that describes the actions taken in the previous year to implement the Act. Part of this reporting process includes how feedback about accessibility issues is addressed.
If you share your contact information, you may get a follow-up request from us wanting to understand your experience better.
The definitions outlined in the AODA are:
- Accessibility means how easily something can be reached, entered or used by a person with a disability.
- Disability means the experience of not being able to equally and fully participate in or access something because of a barrier or impairment.
- An impairment includes:
- physical (e.g. requiring the use of mobility devices, like a wheelchair or walker)
- sensory (e.g. serious sensitivities to scent, sound or lights, or a vision or hearing impairment)
- mental (e.g. anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders)
- intellectual or cognitive (e.g. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, Autism)
- Impairments can be:
- permanent, whether from birth or acquired later.
- temporary, such as someone who is pregnant or with a broken leg unable to walk easily.
- episodic, such as sunsetting or times when people with dementia have lowered cognitive capacity.
- A barrier is anything that hinders someone with an impairment from easily accessing something or taking part equally and/or fully. Examples of barriers include:
- buildings without wheelchair ramps at the entrances.
- storeys without wheelchair-accessible washrooms.
- information that is hard to understand or unclear.
- forms that are not available in alternative accessible formats, such as Braille or large print.
- important videos without captions or American Sign Language (ASL) alternatives.
- an employee using language that is rude or exclusionary about a disability or difference.
We want feedback from anyone visiting, working or living in Vaughan who experiences a barrier or witnesses someone experiencing a barrier.
We want to know the specific barriers people face when they are trying to:
- access a program, location or information offered by the City.
- receive a service or support through the City.
We’re seeking descriptions of experiences and how they impact you, as well as recommendations for how barriers can be removed.
The questions in the online Accessibility Feedback Form (PDF) are optional. They are there to help you provide us with information about barriers. You can share as much or as little as you want.
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