The Municipality of Kincardine is working to remove barriers to accessibility and create an inclusive community.

We offer the entire community and visiting public the opportunity to fully experience many of our beaches, parks, washrooms and businesses.

 

Ring My Bell Project

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The Ring my Bell Project is to help make businesses easier to access.

Customers can ring the bell when they:

  • Need help entering a business e.g., have a walker, stroller, or mobility issues
  • Would like the ramp out (for stores with ramps) 

 Doorbells are to be placed at the front entrance. A poster has been provided to alert your customers that they can “ring your bell” for assistance. 

Doorbells have been provided by the Kincardine Canadian Tire and the Municipality of Kincardine.   

Should you have questions contact info@kincardine.ca

 

Mobi-Mat

These mats are a walkway across the sand allowing for easy access to the water's edge. They enhance mobility for people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility devices. They also assist with people who have difficulty walking on the uneven sand.

Each year the mat is installed the last week of June and removed the week after labour day.

The mats were purchased with generous donations from Bruce Power and the Kincardine Rotary Club in partnership with the Kincardine Agricultural Society and the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

Beach Wheelchair

This special wheelchair can maneuver on the sand and is fully submersible in the water.

You can reserve the Beach Wheelchair for free through the Kincardine Visitor & Information Centre.  Contact at 519-396-2731 or email tourism@kincardine.ca  for additional details on how to reserve and instructions on use.

The Rotary Club of Kincardine generously donated the beach wheelchair to the community.

Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Tables and Washrooms

There is a wide selection of parks and facilities that are wheelchair accessible and have accessible picnic tables.

View a GPS map of Public Washrooms.

Accessible Parking in the Municipality of Kincardine

Are you looking for accessible parking? Click here to view a map of 50 accessible parking locations across the Municipality of Kincardine, locations mapped with photos, street addresses, and more!

Community Ramp Project

You can access a free deployable ramp at various businesses throughout the Municipality. Each business owner displays an “Access Ramp Available Upon Request” sign with a contact number.

Access a Ramp

You can access a ramp in two different ways.

  • Call to ask for the ramp to be put out;
  • A companion can enter the business and ask for the ramp to be put out.

The ramps can be found at

  • Finchers Ltd.
  • Dairy Queen
  • Becker Shoes
  • Hawgs Breath Saloon and Deli
  • Coldwell Banker The Property Shoppe
  • Gemini Jewellers
  • Queen Street Business Centre
  • West Shore Clothing
  • The Loop
  • Sunlife Financial
  • Station Beach Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

The Community Ramp Project was developed by the StopGap Foundation. This allows communities to supply free deployable entry ramps to businesses with single stepped storefronts which prevent access to many people.

The Municipality's Accessibility Advisory Committee worked with the Kincardine BIA and Kincardine District Secondary School to make the ramps and get the word out.

Apply for a ramp

For more information on getting a ramp for your business review our StopGap Ramp Policy. To inquire about an accessibility ramp contact the Clerk, Jennifer Lawrie at jlawrie@kincardine.ca

Home & Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce (HCSS)

HCSS is a team of caring staff and volunteers who provide community based services that support independence and enhance the quality of daily life for seniors, adults and their families. Visit their website.

 Transportation

This wheelchair accessible transportation service provides rides to help with everyday activities. This may include visits to the hospital, doctor, dentist, lab work, x-rays, or optometrist, or rides for errands such as shopping, banking, or hair appointments.

This service is currently available to residents of Grey and Bruce counties who have difficulty accessing existing transportation. Transportation services are available to those 18 years of age or older.

Cost: $10 for local rides and $0.50/km for others.

Book a Ride

 Hot & Frozen Meals on Wheels

Helps individuals who struggle to obtain and prepare nutritious meals for themselves daily. Meals prepared by local meal providers with the right amount of nutrients. Hot and frozen meal choices with special diet accommodation options mean there will always be delicious, healthy food available.

To register for the program, call 1-833-659-5491.

Cost: $5-9/meal.

Frozen Meal Delivery Form

 Day Away

Provides socialization and medical monitoring for adults. Clients take part in a wide variety of activities, assisted by professional staff and trained volunteers. A meal with friends, a game of cards, music, exercise, crafts and just visiting are common activities. Transportation to and from the program can be arranged.

Cost: $11/day.

 Weekend Respite

Qualified staff will care for your loved one in a safe environment while caregivers have a much needed break. This program is available to all clients living in Grey and Bruce Counties. 

This weekend program alternates between Hanover and Owen Sound sites and can accommodate up to three clients from 4:30pm on Friday until 2:30pm on Sunday in Hanover and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Owen Sound. Clients may also attend Day Away on the Friday from 9:30am until 4:30pm. Meals & snacks plus planned activities are important parts of the program.

The cost for the weekend is $100. If a client attends Day Away on the Friday as well an additional $10 will apply. This includes transportation as well as snacks and meals.

To register for the program, call 1-833-659-5491.

 Friendly Visiting

HCSS staff match volunteers with an appropriate client and friendly visiting takes place in client’s home. The purpose of this program is to provide socialization and opportunities to interact with others.  Clients receive personal visits. There is no fee for this service.\

Plan a Visit

 Housekeeping
This service delivers support to individuals who live in their own homes and need assistance with household chores and/or nutrition and meal preparation. 

Services include routine and seasonal cleaning, laundry, meal organizing and preparation. The service also includes basic pet care, errands, and grocery shopping.

Cost: $18.50/hr

Request Housekeeping Services

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