We all need to think about Accessibility
Find out how you can become involved in accessibility in your city on the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee page.
Approximately 1.85 million people in Ontario have disabilities. This represents 15.5 per cent of Ontario’s population today and over 25,000 residents in the City of Burlington according to the 2006 census.
The likelihood of having a disability increases with age and projections show that in 2026, the majority of people with disabilities will be 65 years of age or older.
Disabilities can take many forms. They may be permanent or temporary; developmental or physical; severe or mild; for the young or the old; or any combination of disabilities. A person can be born with a disability or someone could become injured resulting in a temporary or permanent disability. Some disabilities are visible and many are non-visible.
Chances are either you or someone in your family, someone you work with or one of your friends has some sort of disability. Every one of us is touched by accessibility or will be at some point in our lives.
The City of Burlington promotes a caring and inclusive community where city and community programs, services and facilities are available to all members of the community, including people with disabilities.
For more information or to request a document in alternative format, please contact:
Tel: 905-335-7600 ext. 7865