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Provincial Advisory Council on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Department

Children, Seniors and Social Development

Authority

At the direction of Cabinet

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

The Council informs and advises the Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities (Minister Responsible) on disability-related issues. The Disability Policy Office of SWSD serves as a Secretariat to the Council and supports its meetings and activities

The Council:

  • Brings knowledge and understanding of disability related issues to government
  • Advises government as it develops policies, programs, strategies and recommendations to advance the inclusion of persons with disabilities
  • Promotes awareness of disabilities and the barriers faced by persons with disabilities

For additional information on the Provincial Advisory Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, please visit http://www.swsd.gov.nl.ca/disabilities/advisory_council.html

Structure:

The Council consists of 12-18 individuals with a representation from each of the nine rural secretariat regions, primary disability types (cross-disability) and a balance of gender, urban / rural and age.

Competency Profile:

Members of the Council collectively possess the core competencies of:

  • Knowledge of barriers experienced by persons with disabilities, including disabilities related to mobility, vision, hearing, Deaf, intellectual, mental health, learning and neurological.
  • Strategic management and organizational change
  • Leadership experience

Qualifications:

Members of the Council meet the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated leadership in advancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities
  • personal and/or professional experience with disability
  • flexibility, responsiveness and willingness to consider others’ opinions
  • experience with cross-disability issues and solutions
  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • ability to listen and work as a team member

Time Commitments:

Members of the Council are available to meet in person four times a year for a two-day meeting plus required travel time, as well as to attend conference calls at the call of the Chair and attend other events, engagement sessions and meetings at the request of the Chair.

Board members are expected to spend additional time to review materials and other preparations for council meetings.

Term:

Members of the Council are appointed for two-year terms with exception of the chairperson who is appointed for a three-year term. Subsection 175(6) of the Corporations Act allows directors to continue to serve until reappointed or replaced.

Additional Information:

Advisory Council members serve in a volunteer capacity and do not receive remuneration other than reimbursement for expenses to attend meetings as per the allowable travel and meal rates established by the Human Resource Secretariat.

 

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Corcoran-Jacobs, Ms. Paula MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Gill, Mr. Dennis MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Gillis, Ms PaulaMemberMinisterial2017-03-162019-03-15
Khaladkar, Mr VikasMemberMinisterial2017-03-162019-03-15
Marsh, Ms NicoleMemberMinisterial2017-03-162019-03-15
Moores, Ms. Patricia MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Oldford, Mr. Bruce MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Peach, Mr CyrilMemberMinisterial2017-03-162019-03-15
Piccott, Mr FraserMemberMinisterial2017-03-152019-03-15
Reid, Ms. Nancy MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Roxon, Ms. Katarina MemberMinisterial2014-01-082019-03-15
Ryan, Ms MarieChairMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-16

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