Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI)

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ACDI - Working toward Inclusion for all

About the Committee:
The primary purpose of the Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI) is to advise City Council and all City departments on issues related to persons with physical, developmental and mental health disabilities. A secondary purpose is to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities to other authorities which formulate policy and/or offer programs that affect people with disabilities. ACDI recognizes both visible and non-visible disabilities.

Please read about ACDI's recent accomplishments in:

ACDI is a Standing Advisory Committee of, and reports to, the Social Development Advisory Board (SDAB), which in turn reports to the Public Services Committee (PSC). The Public Services Committee is a Standing Committee of City Council.

The Advisory Committee on Disability Issues normally monthly. Please contact Leslie Jerry at or call 403-502-8086 to confirm meeting date and time.


  • Duane Burr, Chair
  • Don Gilham, Vice Chair
  • Linda McDonald, Transit Advisory Committee representative
  • Bonnie Krakalovich, Social Development Advisory Board representative
  • Judy Bader
  • Toni Freimark
  • Frank Gilham
  • Paul Martin
  • Karen Sudom

Making your Home or Business Accessible

Wondering what type of modifications you should consider? This checklist will help you get started.

The accessibility tips are based on the 2014 Alberta Building code and were developed by the Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI) and the Safety Codes Department.

For more information:
2014 Alberta Building Code (Available for purchase in electronic version or hard copy)
City of Medicine Hat Safety Codes Office call 403-529-8207

You can contact us at:

Leslie Jerry, Community Inclusion Coordinator 
Strathcona Centre, 1150 5 ST SE, Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 8C7
Phone: 403.502.8086 
Fax: 403.529-8369  


Toni Freimark
Toni Freimark

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