Deanne Bergey, Director, Community Services, provided an overview of the current Age Friendly Work Plan that was developed from the Age-Friendly Needs Assessment initiated by the Advisory Committee on Aging in 2017. The review undertaken by Community Services included benchmarking of other municipalities which have similar advisory committees on aging and the work currently being undertaken by Administration. An updated work plan would be created by reviewing and updating the Committee's priorities. Administration has been invited to provide an overview of the various methods used by the Municipality to work towards being age-friendly.
Greg Wolf, Chief Building Safety Codes Officer, provided an overview of barrier free accessibility in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, including opportunities to positively affect accessibility outcomes through the Land Use Bylaw, engineering servicing standards, and the various safety codes.
Matthew Hough, Director, Engineering, provided a summary of engineering servicing standards related to barrier free accessibility, highlighting that accessibility is a key priority in Council's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan; the portion of capital works overseen by Engineering meets or exceeds the barrier free accessibility standards and the current engineering servicing standards are being updated with accessibility as a priority in the proposed standards.