Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives Achieves Perfect Score on Accessibility Plan Evaluation

On behalf of the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives, the Town of Penetanguishene is thrilled to announce that the museum has received a score of 10/10 on its recent Accessibility Plan Evaluation. This evaluation was a requirement for the museum's eligibility for the Community Museum Operating Grant (CMOG) program.

The evaluation assessed the museum's Accessibility Plan against the criteria established in Regulation 877, "Grants for Museums" under the Ontario Heritage Act, including the Standards for Community Museums. The museum's individual Accessibility Plan successfully meets all the required standards, ensuring equal accessibility for all visitors.

The highlights of the museum's Accessibility Plan are as follows:

  1. Follows principles in the Physical Plant Standard policy and Community Standard
  2. References other Standards such as Exhibition and Interpretation and Education Standards.
  3. Draws upon the Accessibility Policy or Plan of the municipality or larger entity to which the museum reports (only if municipal museum).
  4. Covers 3-5 years and is no more than 5 pages long.

The evaluation also commended the museum for its commitment to continuously improve its accessibility provisions. The Accessibility Plan states that it will be updated regularly with feedback from the Town of Penetanguishene's Wellbeing and Accessibility Committee, the Accessibility Advisor, and through public input. It outlines current and future provisions for capital improvements or other types of access, providing a clear timeline for implementing these enhancements.

"The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives plays a vital role in our community by preserving our town's history and showcasing its cultural heritage. It is important that the museum is accessible to everyone, and achieving a perfect score on the Accessibility Plan Evaluation demonstrates our commitment to inclusivity and equal access. We are proud of the museum's efforts and the dedication of its staff in ensuring a welcoming environment for all." – Mayor Doug Rawson

For more information about the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives and its commitment to accessibility, please visit Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives - Town of Penetanguishene.

Sarah Marshall

Communications & Technology Coordinator

Nicole Jackson

Museum Curator

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