Built Environment Standard Development 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