Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility (ACUA)

Members (one part-time position)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal Crown corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1959 under the National Capital Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-4). The corporation is responsible for planning, as well as taking part in the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity:

  • setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • guiding and controlling the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • managing, conserving and protecting NCC assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites.

The ACUA has a mandate to assist the NCC, through the Chief Executive Officer and management of the NCC, by considering significant projects undertaken by the NCC, including renovation projects or projects which involve a significant universal accessibility component. The committee is comprised of persons who have expertise and experience in matters related to universal accessibility. The composition includes seven members: four residents from the National Capital Region and three NCC employees.

The committee meets three times per year (May, September, December).

Per diem allowances are payable for attendance at advisory committee meetings, and travel expenses are reimbursed according to Treasury Board directives.

The NCC is seeking one candidate for the Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility, for a three-year term.

  • To the extent possible, the NCC will endeavour to have committee representation of persons with differing disabilities
  • Preference may be given to a candidate who is a resident of the NCR located in the Province of Quebec, in keeping with the ACUA Terms of Reference.

Please submit your resume and/or biography to the NCC Secretariat at no later than November 22, 2019.