Melissa Williams, Department Administrator, provided an update on the “Healthy Community” grant noting the Accessibility Audit does not qualify for the grant, however; the Committee will continue to move forward with including the Accessibility Audit in the 2022 Budget.
Committee Members, Linda Mywaart and Henry Hunter, agreed to participate in a Accessibility Audit working group. It was noted that the working group will consist of individuals from other Committees and groups such as the Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, the Regional Inclusive Committee, Voices of Albertans with Disabilities and individuals from the community who have experienced accessibility issues.
It was further noted that Council adopted the Age Friendly Workplan at the May 25, 2021 Council Meeting, Administration will begin actioning the workplan and communicating progress to the Committee.
The Committee expressed their appreciation for Social Planner, Martin Byaruhanga, who helped develop the Age Friendly Workplan. It was agreed by the Committee that the Chair, would provide written remarks, to thank Martin on behalf of the Committee.