Accessibility Town Hall

Accessibility Advisory Committee Annual Town Hall

Accessibility Town Hall

Join us for the Accessibility Advisory Committee's Annual Town Hall

 

November 17, 2022
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Paul O'Regan Hall
Halifax Central Library + live-streamed on YouTube 

Click here for the official agenda!

The Accessibility Advisory Committee’s Annual Town Hall is an opportunity for Halifax Regional Municipality staff to provide updates to the community on current accessibility initiatives at the municipal level and receive questions, feedback, and input from residents. Staff from Property, Fleet & Environment, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Works will be present at this year’s event to give an overview of the successes, challenges, and updates on accessibility-related projects that business units have undertaken since the 2021 Town Hall.

The 2022 Town Hall will also have an open-floor visioning session, where members of the public will be invited to provide the Committee with their thoughts on what future Town Halls should look like and inform the work of the Committee in the year ahead.

For background information on ongoing accessibility initiatives, please review the Halifax Regional Municipality Accessibility Strategy - Action Item Summary or the complete Accessibility Strategy. You are also welcome to review the 2022 Accessibility Strategy Annual Update to Regional Council, given in May of 2022.

A young woman sits at the end of a board room table during a meeting. We can see that she has a prosthetic leg.

How to Participate:

Members of the public will be able to attend in person at Paul O’Regan Hall, join virtually in Zoom, or watch the Livestream on YouTube. Masks are strongly encouraged for those attending in person.

To attend virtually in Zoom and have your questions and comments shared live from the floor of Paul O’Regan Hall, registration is required. Register at the link below by 12 p.m. on November 17! A guide for using the Q&A function in Zoom can be found here!

Register here to attend virtually!

A YouTube Livestream link will be made available closer to the event date on this webpage to watch the event virtually without participating in the question-and-answer sessions.

If you cannot attend in person and don’t have the technology to access the live stream at home, you may want to visit your local library to view the live-streamed event. Libraries across the municipality provide free access to the technology needed, and staff can help you access the live stream. Please visit the library's website for more information on library locations and hours.

A Halifax Transit Access-A-Bus is stopped and has the doors open and the wheelchair ramp in the loading position.

Getting to Paul O’Regan Hall:

Access-A-Bus

Access-A-Bus is a shared ride, door-to-door transit service for persons who are unable to use the conventional transit system due to physical or cognitive disabilities. If attendees would like to attend the Annual Town Hall in person and need transportation, Access-A-Bus can be booked by calling 902-490-6999 and selecting Option 1.

Access-A-Bus trips can be booked anywhere from 7 days in advance to 24 hours, but it is advised to book as soon as possible to save your seat. For more information on Access-A-Bus, including service boundaries and eligibility, please visit Access-A-Bus | Paratransit | Halifax Transit | Halifax.

Extra Care Taxi

Extra Care Taxi provides accessible taxi services for passengers who are unable to use conventional taxis in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Extra Care Taxi currently operates nine accessible taxis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the municipality. An additional vehicle will be added in the coming weeks to bring the fleet to a total of 10 accessible taxis.

Pre-bookings and same-day bookings can be made by phone 902.334.0334, online, or through the Extra Care Taxi App, which can be found in the Google Play store or the Apple Store.