Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. A request can be submitted via email to: [email protected], or by phone at (705) 734-6363.

Click here for LARGE PRINT version of Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Word document)

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to providing services to our students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff that are free of barriers and biases. The SCDSB strives to ensure that key principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are reflected and valued in our learning and working environments. The use of assistive devices is welcome at the SCDSB. Please inform our staff if we can be of any assistance.

Use of Assistive Devices by the General Public
Use of Support Person by the General Public
Use of Service Animals by General Public

Do you have comments, suggestions or concerns about accessibility in the SCDSB? If so, please email [email protected].

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

The Accessibility Advisory Committee was formed in 2003 to advise on the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of the Board annual accessibility plan, review and advise on accessibility issues relating to Board facilities and services, and advise on other accessibility related issues within Simcoe County District School Board buildings.

For meeting dates and minutes, please visit our Meetings & Events page.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Members

SCDSB Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

To date there have been ten annual plans including the 2012-2013 plan prepared by the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). The previous plans included the measures that the SCDSB has taken in the past, and the future measures that the SCDSB proposes to take to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.

During the 2012-2013 school year, as per the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, the first multi-year Accessibility Plan was created. The plan describes the measures that the Board would take over the five year period from 2012-2017 to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities who work, learn and participate in the SCDSB community and environment including students, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and visitors to the Board and its schools/facilities. The plan was guided by the Board’s Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy Number 3116.

In May 2014, the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan was reviewed by the AAC, with amendments made to include updated information. 

In 2018, the next Multi-Year Accessibility Plan came into effect, with new and continuing priorities set out to December 2023. Download a copy of the SCDSB Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for January 2018 to December 2023 here


On an ongoing basis, training is provided to employees, volunteers and other personnel who work at the SCDSB regarding accessibility standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code. This training must be completed by all employees and volunteers, management and any persons who provide goods and services on behalf of the organization. The training provided is available on an ongoing basis and is appropriate to the duties of the employees, volunteers, management and other persons of the SCDSB. The training may be updated from time to time in respect of any changes to the SCDSB’s Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) policies or changes in provincial legislation or regulations.

Important resources

Notification of Disruption of Service
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Policy 3115 - Accessibility Standards for Customer Service

Your feedback is welcome

The SCDSB is committed to ensuring that its services meet the highest standards of accessibility for people with disabilities who use the facilities and services of the Board.

Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated. Read our procedures Monitoring and Feedback on Accessible Customer Service.

Feedback regarding the way the SCDSB provides services to people with disabilities can be made by completing the accessibility feedback form (Word document). Our staff is available to assist you with this process if needed. Please call (705) 734-6363 ext. 11418 for assistance.

All feedback can be directed to:

Corry Van Nispen, Superintendent of Business and Facility Services
Simcoe County District School Board
1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst, ON, L9X 1N6

OR electronically at [email protected] OR by telephone at 705-734-6363 ext. 11310.

We appreciate your feedback and will do our best to respond to it in a timely manner.

Consultation: Initial recommendations for the development of proposed Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education accessibility standards



In Ontario, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) outlines the legislated process for the development of new accessibility standards through Standards Development Committees. These Committees are responsible for developing and reviewing accessibility standards in Ontario. These accessibility standards help move Ontario forward on its journey to create a more accessible and inclusive province.

The mandate of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee is to provide recommendations to government on removing and preventing accessibility barriers in the publicly funded education system. The Initial Report is the result of an extensive joint effort of Government-appointed representatives from the disability community and the education sector to identify the barriers that students with disabilities face and the measures needed to remove and prevent them.

To learn more about the consultation, visit