Accessibility Advisory Committee

Note: On November 16, 2022, City Council approved a Resolution to extend the appointed citizen membership of the current Accessibility Advisory Committee until successors are appointed by City Council.  City Councillor Power serves as the appointed Member of Council liaison.

Purpose and Mandate:

Under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, to advise on the preparation of a yearly accessibility plan, including accessibility planning for Brampton Transit; and, to advise Council on the following:

  1. the accessibility to a building, structure or premises, or part of a building, structure or premises:
    • that the City of Brampton purchases, constructs or significantly renovates
    • for which the City of Brampton enters into a new lease
    • that a person provides as municipal capital facilities under an agre​ement in accordance with the Municipal Act.
  2. accessibility issues relating specifically to Brampton Transit
  3. other Brampton priorities as established by the AAC
  4. any other functions which may be specified by provincial legislation and/or regulation.


Minimum of 10 and up to 13 members as follows:

  1. at least seven members who are persons with disabilities as defined by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  2. one Member of Council
  3. up to five other members of the community with preference being given to parents and/or caregivers of disabled persons

Committee Membership:

Sherri Hopkins (Vice-Chair)
Harpreet Bhons
Steve Anthony Chronicles
Nicolle Guillen
Nuno Alberto Peixoto
Raymond Shaver
Franco Spadafora
Deepa Mohandoss
Daleara Hirjikaka
Councillor Rod Power - Wards 7 and 8


Term of Office:

Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2022, or until successors are appointed

Established by:

Recommendation AF120-2002, approved by Council Resolution C349-2002 (October 16, 2002)


Second Tuesday, quarterly of each month at 6:30 pm at City Hall

Reports to:

Committee of Council

Supported by:

City Clerk's Office


  1. Voluntary
  2. Reimbursement for any expenses incurred
  3. Mileage is paid at the City of Brampton corporate rate when the members are required to travel on Committee business