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Public Engagement Worskshops on Accessibility

Municipal Accessibility Framework

The municipality is developing an Accessibility Framework to improve access to programs and services.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018.

For those who were unable to attend a public meeting, please complete our survey by sharing your thoughts on how to remove barriers and increase access to the municipality’s programs and services to help shape more inclusive communities.

If you would like to contact someone in our Diversity and Inclusion Office, you can send an email to diversity@halifax.ca


Accessibility Framework - Public Engagement Session Outline

  • Our Objectives
  1. To gather your input about steps the municipality can take to improve accessibility.
  2. To gather your input about steps the municipality can take to be more inclusive.
  • Our Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Objectives and Agenda Review

  • Our Buses, Streets and Roads
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our bus service, streets and roads more accessible and inclusive.

  • Regular Bus and Access-A-Bus Service: Based on your experience, what input can you offer to help the municipality make regular bus and Access-A-Bus service more accessible and inclusive?

  • Streets and Roads: Based on your experience, what input can you offer to help the municipality make streets and roads more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Parks, Recreation Centres and Programming
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our playgrounds, parks, recreation centres and recreation programming more accessible and inclusive.

  • Rinks, Playgrounds, Infrastructure for Parks and Leisure: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing rinks, playgrounds, and infrastructure for parks and leisure are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Recreation Programming: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing recreation programs are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Buildings
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our buildings (bus terminals, access centres, etc.) more accessible and inclusive.

  • Municipal Buildings: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing buildings are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Communication
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make the way we communicate with citizens more accessible and inclusive.

  • HRM Communication: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that the way we communicate with our citizens is more accessible and inclusive? Please consider the following: mail-outs; website and social media; 311; press releases and ads; services such as fire and garbage collection; and employment.

  • Transcript Review and Priorities
    • Goal: Our goal is to give individuals an opportunity to review the transcript and identify their priorities.

  • Closing and Next Steps


The municipality is developing an Accessibility Framework to improve access to programs and services.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018.

For those who were unable to attend a public meeting, please complete our survey by sharing your thoughts on how to remove barriers and increase access to the municipality’s programs and services to help shape more inclusive communities.

If you would like to contact someone in our Diversity and Inclusion Office, you can send an email to diversity@halifax.ca


Accessibility Framework - Public Engagement Session Outline

  • Our Objectives
  1. To gather your input about steps the municipality can take to improve accessibility.
  2. To gather your input about steps the municipality can take to be more inclusive.
  • Our Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Objectives and Agenda Review

  • Our Buses, Streets and Roads
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our bus service, streets and roads more accessible and inclusive.

  • Regular Bus and Access-A-Bus Service: Based on your experience, what input can you offer to help the municipality make regular bus and Access-A-Bus service more accessible and inclusive?

  • Streets and Roads: Based on your experience, what input can you offer to help the municipality make streets and roads more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Parks, Recreation Centres and Programming
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our playgrounds, parks, recreation centres and recreation programming more accessible and inclusive.

  • Rinks, Playgrounds, Infrastructure for Parks and Leisure: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing rinks, playgrounds, and infrastructure for parks and leisure are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Recreation Programming: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing recreation programs are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Buildings
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make our buildings (bus terminals, access centres, etc.) more accessible and inclusive.

  • Municipal Buildings: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that new and existing buildings are more accessible and inclusive?

  • Our Communication
    • Discussion Goal: Our goal is to make the way we communicate with citizens more accessible and inclusive.

  • HRM Communication: Based on your experiences, what input can you offer to help the municipality ensure that the way we communicate with our citizens is more accessible and inclusive? Please consider the following: mail-outs; website and social media; 311; press releases and ads; services such as fire and garbage collection; and employment.

  • Transcript Review and Priorities
    • Goal: Our goal is to give individuals an opportunity to review the transcript and identify their priorities.

  • Closing and Next Steps