Accessibility Directorate

Built Environment Standard Development Committee

About the Committee

The Built Environment Standard Development Committee is assisting the Accessibility Advisory Board with making recommendations to the Minister of Justice on the content and implementation of a proposed standard to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility in the built environment.

The majority of committee members identify as having a disability. Committee members include:

  • persons with disabilities,
  • representatives from organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities
  • representatives from sectors to be impacted by the standards, such as municipalities, planning, architecture, and construction
  • representatives from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Department of Labour and Advanced Education members of the Accessibility Advisory Board

Committee Members

Laurie Cranton, Chair - Councillor, Municipality of the County of Inverness, Margaree Centre

Ramzi Kawar, Vice-Chair - Manager, Building Design, Housing Nova Scotia, Bedford

Paul Burt - Manager, Building, Planning and Licensing, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Sydney

Douglas Foster - Planning Specialist, New Dawn Enterprises, Sydney River

Mohammad Harb – Trained Architect, Community Volunteer, Halifax

Donna Hoar - Vice-President, Grey Cardinal Management Inc., Mineville

Andrew Jantzen - Research Assistant, Electronic Technologist, Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax

Megan Lloyd - Intern Architect, RHAD Architects, Dartmouth

Earl MacKenzie - Director, Public Works, Town of New Glasgow, New Glasgow

Sheena Moore - Senior Architect, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Halifax

Allison Moz - Way-finding Partner, Co-owner, eyecandy SIGNS Inc., Halifax

Peter Polley - Founder and President, POLYCORP Group, Halifax

Jennifer Powley - Urban Planner, Halifax

Joseph Rogers - Building Code Co-ordinator, Department of Municipal Affairs, Timberlea

Ross Sampson - Retired Production Supervisor, Beaver Bank

Saira Shah - Planner, Municipality of the District of West Hants, Lower Sackville

Gordie Snook - General Manager, Facilities and Operations, Town of Port Hawkesbury, Port Hawkesbury

Johanna Stork - Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Nova Scotia, Halifax

Hannah Wood - Owner, Fulcrum Accessibility Consulting, Halifax