Township of Severn's Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee works to make Severn accessible for all residents and visitors. We do this by identifying and removing barriers.

Join the committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is a joint committee with the Township of Severn and Township of Ramara in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Are you interested in being part of the Accessibility Advisory Committee? Learn how to apply for a committee position.


The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee meets twice per year or at the call of the committee chair. If you'd like to speak before the committee at a meeting, you'll need to submit a delegation request.


The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee consists of at least two members from each municipality:

  • two members of Council
  • two individuals with a disability

Meet the current committee members:

  • Kyle Purdy, Township of Severn
  • Teri Nelson, Township of Ramara
  • Mayor Mike Burkett, Township of Severn
  • Councillor Dana Tuju, Township of Ramara

Mandate and responsibility

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is responsible for:

  • reviewing and updating the accessibility plan
  • reporting all committee accomplishments on an annual basis
  • advising Council on matters related to accessibility

Have your say on the draft Accessibility Plan

Township of Severn continues to work to identify, remove, and prevent different types of barriers for people with disabilities, to make our community a fully accessible place to work, live, and play. The draft 2024 to 2029 Accessibility Plan is the five-year road map to help Severn reach its accessibility requirements and contribute to the goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) for an accessible Ontario.

The draft Accessibility Plan includes:

  • actions taken over the past year to remove barriers
  • processes by which the Township has identified, removed, and prevented barriers to persons with disabilities
  • measures the Township will be taking to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to persons with disabilities
  • the monitoring process for the Accessibility Plan
  • actions to be taken to communicate the Township’s Accessibility Plan to the public.

View the draft Accessibility Plan

How to provide your feedback

We want to hear from you. Comments on the draft Accessibility Plan can be submitted until Friday, December 1, 2023 by phone, email, or in person at our Administrative Office (1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn) from Monday to Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2018 to 2013 Accessibility Plan

View the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn about the steps we're taking to improve accessibility in our community. The plan identifies barriers and develops a process to remove those barriers—now and in the future.