National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility (ACUA)

Members (two part-time positions)

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
  • maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region such as the official residences and commemorative sites

We are looking for two new candidates for our Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility (ACUA). The mandate of the Committee is to assist the NCC, through the CEO and management, by providing advice on programs, services, and policies and by considering significant projects undertaken by the corporation, including renovation projects or projects that involve a significant universal accessibility component (the “Projects”).

The Committee will provide comments and advice on matters pertaining to, the identification of and integration of universal accessibility within the NCC’s programs, policies and business lines including, but not limited to:

  • employment
  • the built environment
  • information and communication technologies
  • procurement of goods, services and facilities
  • design and delivery of programs and services

The Committee may also advise the corporation about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards to enhance NCC’s capacity to ensure that universal accessibility is successfully embedded in its project planning. Lastly, the Committee may assist the corporation in building NCC’s knowledge of barriers and will communicate emerging universal accessibility issues and best practices.

Members will be recruited based on their expertise and experience in universal accessibility to enable the Committee to adequately fulfill its mandate.

The Committee will meet at least three times annually, on set dates.

Per diem allowances are payable for attendance at ACUA meetings, and travel expenses are reimbursed according to Treasury Board Directives.

The NCC is seeking two candidates for the ACUA, for a three-year term. To the extent possible, the NCC will endeavour to have representation of persons with different disabilities.

Preference may be given to a candidate who is a resident of the National Capital Region in keeping with the ACUA Terms of Reference. Previous minutes of ACUA meetings can be viewed here: ACUA Minutes.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please send your résumé by email to the Secretariat at no later than May 21, 2024.

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