Guelph Barrier Free Committee Member(s)

(Guelph (City of). City Hall, Guelph - Carden St - City Hall, Accessibility Services)

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Position ID: V-GUE3282 Last Modified: 07 May 2021 Last Full Update: 07 May 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact Statement“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”-Gandhi
ContactSarah Cunneyworth, Accessibility Coordinator, City of Guelph, Barrier Free Comittee; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 3536 * 519-826-9771; Email: accessibility@guelph.ca
DutiesWe seek interested candidates who understand the value of relationship building through a positive and respectful approach and who identify with any of the following experience: 
• Understanding and identifying methods to remove barriers that increase universal accessibility, 
• Advising from a public education perspective methods of identifying and removing barriers, 
• Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 
• Advising on accessible website development and accessible graphic design; can be an understanding of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA from the designer perspective or the user experience (UX), 
• Advising on education methods/effective idea sharing, 
• Identify within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and have an understanding of barriers experienced by people with disabilities, 
• Advocating and/or speaking in support of an idea or course of action from an ally perspective; and/or 
• Thinking from an inclusive lens.  
 
Representation from all areas of Guelph is desired. The Guelph Barrier Free Committee is committed to ensuring our members and Board reflects the community we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Gender Equality ; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
More Info Linkhttps://communitylinks.cioc.ca/record/GCL0159?Number=7
BenefitsThe Guelph Barrier Free Committee’s (GBFC) mission is to help our community attain inclusion, equality, access and independence for all persons with disabilities residing in or visiting Guelph, by addressing accessibility related topics. The Committee carries out its mission by seeking ways of sharing potential solutions that are integrated, raise awareness, and effectively build healthy Barrier Free communities. Public education through positive messages is the focus for the upcoming 3 years.
ClientsGBFC is looking for new members who are excited by what we do and have a desire to actively contribute to GBFC’s future.  
 
The GBFC meets 6 times per year, every second month (beginning in January) from 3 to 5 p.m. (EST).  
Meetings are currently being held remotely, with post-pandemic meetings a hybrid of in-person and remote meetings.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Committees ; Graphic Design ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Website Design
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; • Understanding and identifying methods to remove barriers that increase universal accessibility,  
• Advising from a public education perspective methods of identifying and removing barriers,  
• Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA),  
• Advising on accessible website development and accessible graphic design; can be an understanding of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA from the designer perspective or the user experience (UX),  
• Advising on education methods/effective idea sharing,  
• Identify within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and have an understanding of barriers experienced by people with disabilities,  
• Advocating and/or speaking in support of an idea or course of action from an ally perspective; and/or  
• Thinking from an inclusive lens.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; Meetings are currently being held remotely, with post-pandemic meetings a hybrid of in-person and remote meetings.
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesThe GBFC meets 6 times per year, every second month (beginning in January) from 3 to 5 p.m. (EST).  
Meetings are currently being held remotely, with post-pandemic meetings a hybrid of in-person and remote meetings.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationCurrently virtual, with post-pandemic in-person meetings at Guelph City Hall.
Number of PositionsGuelph 
 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation
Application Deadline04 Jun 2021
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Organization/Guelph-Barrier-Free-Committees-237720792930945/
Start DateOn or after 24 May 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph (City of). City Hall, Guelph - Carden St - City Hall, Accessibility Services
E-Mailaccessibility@guelph.ca
Websiteguelph.ca/living/accessibility
Address & Map
City Hall
1 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
 
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Mailing Addressc/o Accessibility Services Coordinator