Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project

The Municipality of Meaford is looking to update and expand some of the parks and playgrounds around the municipality. We are looking to get the publics’ opinion on what type of playground equipment you would like to see in the local parks! We would also like to get your opinion on where you think new playgrounds should be installed. We are at an early stage in planning and we’re keen hear your views on both the playground proposal and the potential to address locations where you feel new playgrounds would be of good use!

Your feedback is important to us and we will use it to refine the designs of the playgrounds and what equipment you would see. It will also allow our elected representatives to make an informed decision on how to progress the project.

A Public Information Centre will be held on Thursday July 20th, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm and from 5:00pm-7:00pm at McCarroll Park (210 Parker Street East) to provide further information on this project and to allow for input from the public. This will be an informal session whereby residents can drop by any time during the two-hour sessions.

A copy of the presentation boards and handout is provided below:

Presentation Boards

Presentation Boards will be included at the two information centres, but can also be found below:

Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Current Playground Locations
Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Desired Levels of Services Information
Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Natural Playground Information
Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Outdoor Fitness Equipment Information
Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Splash Pad Information
Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Accessibility Requirements

Public Information Centre Handout

Hard copies of the Public Information Centre Handout will be provided at the two centres, but can also be found below:

Playground Recreation Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Public Information Centre Handout

Survey Link

The public survey for this project can be found at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MeafordPlaygrounds

Accessibility Recognition Program

What is it?

To promote greater accessibility and accessibility awareness, the Accessibility Recognition Program recognizes individuals, groups and businesses in the Municipality of Meaford who have taken significant steps to create inclusive environments and to provide exceptional customer services. 

 

How do I nominate?

To nominate a deserving individual, group or business for an Accessibility Recognition Award, a nomination must be completed that demonstrates how the nominee(s) provided, promoted and/or enhanced a barrier-free environment for all persons to participate as fully as possible in community life.  

Accessibility Recognition Program Nomination Form

 

Are there additional guidelines I can read to find out more?

Yes! Please read the following Accessibility Recognition Program Guidelines to understand more about the program. 

Accessibility Recognition Program Guidelines

 

Contact

Who can I contact if I have questions or need assistance with my nomination? Please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 ext. 1100.

Accessibility Resources

The Municipality of Meaford is committed to building an inclusive society and providing an accessible environment.  Below is a list of links that residents and tourists may find useful and we are continually adding to it.  Please feel free to provide additional suggestions to our Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 ext. 1100.


Access Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

- Website promoting and supporting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Legislation educational materials and resources.

Autism Ontario 

- A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual with autism spectrum disorders is provided means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. 

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce

- Provides a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services and support that help people move forward. 

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

- Services offered relative to vision rehabilitation, low vision clinic, technical aids, independent living skills, orientation and mobility instruction.

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)

- Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, prevention of hearing loss; hearing counseling, employment services, Ontario interpreting services, etc.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance programs for people with disabilities and seniors to fund repairs, renovations, accessibility modifications and home adaptations.   

Community Living Meaford Community Living

- A non-profit agency that provides support to adults with a developmental disability and their families. 

Emergency Preparedness Guide  For People with Disabilities /Special Needs

- This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and/or Special Needs was prepared by the Government of Ontario’s Emergency Management Ontario in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and provides special emergency preparedness considerations and advice for Ontarians with disabilities and/or special needs, including seniors.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

- The Ontario Government has implemented a number of initiatives that offer property tax relief to qualifying individuals.  Property owners who have modified or added to their buildings, specifically to accommodate seniors or persons with disabilities (who would otherwise have to enter an institution) may gain an exemption from taxation for these changes.  The application is made to the MPAC.  For more information, contact MPAC toll-free at 1-866-296-MPAC (1-866-296-6722). 

Ontario March of Dimes

- Provides a wide variety of assistance and potential funding for persons with disabilities. 

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

- Special Needs Assistance providing programs and services to help children with special needs and their families.

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

- The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) helps people with disabilities that are in financial need to pay for living expenses like food and housing.

Planning Accessible Events

- A downloadable booklet that highlights many low-cost and no-cost things you can do to make your event more inclusive, including a checklist so you can be sure that everyone can participate.

Planat website

- Find accessible hotels, restaurants and businesses as well as share your experiences.

Notice of Service Disruptions

In the event of a planned service disruption to facilities, services or systems, the Municipality of Meaford will provide notice of the disruption in advance.

The notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration and a description of alternative facilities, services or systems that may be available. Notice may be given by posting the information in visible places, including the Municipality's webpage, or by such other method or means as is reasonable under the circumstances.


Transit Service

Start Date: Monday August 7, 2017

End Date: Monday August 7, 2017

The reason for this service disruption: Civic Holiday

Alternative services may be found at: N/A

For more information about this service disruption please contact the following:

Name: Bradey Carbert

Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1112

E-Mail: bcarbert@meaford.ca

The Municipality of Meaford thanks you for your patience.

Accessibility

The Municipality of Meaford strives to follow the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA). It is our priority to provide accessible programs, services and resources to all of our residents and visitors. 

The Municipality of Meaford and its Accessibility Advisory Committee, continue to make great efforts to promote a barrier free community for its employees, residents and visitors. 

Plans & Policies

 

Programs, Service and Facilities

Planning a trip and wonder where there are municipal washrooms? Want to know accessible features of the Municipal facilities?

Accessibility Advisory
Committee (AAC)

Learn more about your Municipality of Meaford Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Accessibility Recognition Program

 Nominate a deserving individual, group or organization, find out more here.

Provide Feedback

Notice of Service Disruptions

Accessibility Resources

A collection of links to programs, services and organizations you may find useful.

Accessibilty Legislation



Subcategories

  • Recreation Events

    Recreation Events

    These are community events assists with planning and bringing to the community. 

    Family Day of PLAY

    Annually on Family Day weekend in February, the Municipality of Meaford partners with a variety of partners: Meaford Museum, Meaford Public Library and various community groups and organizations to bring free family fun to the community.

    If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with a program, please contact aknott@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 ext 1413.

    Earth Week

    During the week surrounding Earth Day, the Municipality of Meaford and volunteers on the Earth Week Planning Team, work on providing a variety of events and activities that help promote how important taking care of our planet is, and ways we can all work toward the Zero Waste goal. 

    Eco-Fair Vendors

    Eco Fair Vendor Application 2016

    Saturday April 23rd, 2016          

    9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre

    151 Collingwood Street

    Do you Produce or Create:

    Products from Upcycled or Recycled Materials?

    Environmentally Conscious Products?

    Process your products Locally with NO Harmful or Toxic Chemicals?

     

    Sign up to SELL and SHOWCASE your product(s) at the second annual ECO-FAIR during Earth Week 2016!!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Contact:     Jenean Lush, ECO Fair co-ordinator: jlush@bell.net

    RE-Use Fair

    RE-Use Fair Wishlist Application Form

    RE-Use Fairs are a practical and fun way to support the goal of zero waste in our community. The Municipality of Meaford puts serious effort into ensuring the success of Earth Week (EW) and its major community event the RE-Use Fair; Saturday, April 18th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre.

    Are you downsizing or spring cleaning? Do you think that it might be fun and practical to participate in the RE-Use Fair?

    Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

    • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team, for example, Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a garden gate.
    • Wish list order forms are available at www.meaford.ca. On the home page, click on Special Events. Scroll down to the Wishlist form and print. If you experience any problems accessing the form, visit Amber Knott at the MSV Community Centre or call Lindy (519-538-0167) or Jane (519-538-2995).
    • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 25th, 2015 at www.meaford.ca under Special Events on the homepage or in traditional and social media outlets.
    • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 9 am until 1 pm. donors bring wished for items to the MSV Community Centre.
    • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

    For more information, email Lindy Iverson,

    June is Recreation & Parks Month

    Canada Day Celebrations

     

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