Access reaches across every sector and environment where we live, learn, work and play

Access

Access is a priority area that has been identified at every PAN-RC community engagement session across our region. The elements of improving accessibility reaches across every sector and environment where we live, learn, work and play. 

Vision

Everyone in Renfrew County has equitable access to physical activity opportunities.

Mission

To take action to improve access to physical activity opportunities for people in Renfrew County that includes (but is not limited to) financial, cultural, environmental and physical access.

Goals

1. Increase access to community spaces (both indoor and outdoor and including schools) to facilitate/provide opportunities for physical activity that are no- or low-cost.

2. Increase access to resources (e.g. transportation, subsidies, etc.) and equipment required for participation in physical activities that are no- or low-cost.

3. Decrease barriers to engaging in physical activity related to affordability for fees.

Financial Access

  • Is there easy access to free recreation within our communities? 
  • Are our schoolyards accessible for all children to play in before and after school?
  • Do our municipalities share recreational resources?
  • Do municipal user fee structures present barriers to participation?

Cultural Access

  • Do our community clubs and organizations have access to safe, suitable spaces in which to meet and operate?
  • Do the outdoor public spaces in your community promote and protect Renfrew County's cultural heritage?

Environmental Access

  • Is there easy access to enchanced green spaces in your community (ie: FIT Trail, learning spaces, etc.)?
  • Do the outdoor public spaces in your community promote and protect Renfrew County's natural heritage?
  • Does your community provide no-cost access to various natural environments: water, wetlands and woodlands?

Physical Access

  • Are our public spaces green, well-designed, attractive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities?
  • Is our physical space suitable for walking and cycling, with a full range of services nearby? 
  • Do our sidewalks and pathways include curb cuts, cross-walks and signage?

Contact PAN-RC if you would like to be a part of the Access Working Group.

Use the comment form below to share accessible opportunities in your community.