The Government of HRM is committed to having an open conversation to its citizens. In this way, people will be able to talk directly to the government. Through the Executive Standing Committee, the Regional Council receives advice and assistance from the Accessibility Advisory Committee on the impact of local policies, programs, and services on persons with disabilities. One of the major programs of the committee is to host community consultations related to accessibility in the Municipality.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee’s Annual Town Hall offers Halifax Regional Municipality officials the chance to update the public on ongoing municipal accessibility initiatives while also taking questions, comments, and suggestions from citizens. In order to provide an overview of the accomplishments, difficulties, and updates on accessibility-related projects that business units have undertaken since the 2021 Town Hall, representatives from Property, Fleet & Environment, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Works will be present at this year’s event.
A visioning session with an open floor will also be held at the 2022 Town Hall, and members of the public will be encouraged to share their ideas with the Committee on how future Town Halls should be organized in order to guide the Committee’s work in the coming year.
With the new normal, citizens can now attend in-person or virtually. If you wish to join virtually, you must register at this link by November 17 12:00 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lzp8WwC2RsyLXGCMiUM7JQ
For in-person participants, you can attend at the Paul O’Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library. You can get to the hall with Access-A-Bus or Extra Care Taxi.
For people with disabilities who are unable to use the regular transit system, Access-A-Bus is a shared ride, door-to-door transit service. On the other hand; Extra Care Taxi, in collaboration with the Halifax Regional Municipality, offers accessible taxi services for customers who are unable to use regular taxis.
A YouTube Livestream link will be made available closer to the event date so that you can watch it remotely without taking part in the Q&A sessions.
You might wish to visit your local library to watch the live streamed event if you can’t attend in person and don’t have the technology to do so at home. The necessary technology is freely available at libraries all around the municipality, and staff members can assist you in viewing the live stream.
More information about the program at https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/diversity-inclusion/accessibility-townhall
Reference and photo credits to: https://www.halifax.ca/