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ODA Committee Update
dated August 27, 2003
posted August 29, 2003


Agenda Set for September 10-11, 2003 Sault Ste. Marie Conference on the ODA

August 27, 2003


Below please find the most up-to-date tentative agenda for the September 10-11, 2003 conference on the ODA which the City of Sault Ste. Marie is hosting and organizing.

We understand that some haven't been able to get their local municipality to provide funds for representatives from their accessibility advisory committees to attend, and that the Conservative Government has not established a fund to help cover these costs. We welcome any feedback on what experience you have had in trying to arrange to attend this conference. Write to us at:


Also, let your local media know.

For more information about the conference or to register, please contact:

Tracey Roetman
45 Oakwood Dr.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 1K1
Phone: (705) 254-6929
Fax: (705) 254-2764
e-mail: roetman@shaw.ca



Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, September 10

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast served in conference room

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Welcome, Introductions

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kevin Duguay, City Planner, Peterborough

History of committee working with their city for 15 years - challenges, successes Power Point presentation on developing the first year plan

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break in Trade Show room

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Kevin Duguay

Continuation of presentation

12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch in conference room

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kevin Duguay

Question and discussion session

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break in Trade Show room

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alan Buchan, Manager, non-profit HAGI Transit Inc. , Thunder Bay

Transit and Housing Planning

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cocktail hour - Bushplane Museum

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner - Bushplane Museum

8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Speaker

9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Great Lakes Bluegrass Band

Shuttle buses will be available to take people back to the hotel beginning at 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 11

7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. David Lepofsky, ODA Committee Chair, Taking Practical Action

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break in Trade Show room

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. David Lepofsky

The ODA continued

12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Introduction to Round Table Discussion

- successes and challenges of Accessibility Committees

- first year of committee development

- working as a team
- overcoming barriers

- planning process

1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Round Table Discussion

Gerald Parker, Brampton, CEO, Beyond Ability, representatives from AACs in Kawartha Lakes, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Guelph, Orangeville and Oshawa, Carl Broughton from Clarence Rockland

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coffee break in Trade Show room

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Accessibility Directorate and Accessibility Council representatives

The Role of the Accessibility Directorate and Accessibility Council

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closing Comments, Discussion about forming a Coalition of Cities



ODA Committee Update dd July 29, 2003 - City Of Sault Ste. Marie to Host Major Open Conference on Implementing the ODA 2001 September 10 and 11, 2003

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