Accessibility Report

Annual Accessibility Report
December 2015

The following document has been put together to show our progress with regards to our Multi-year Accessibility Plan.

Target Date: January 1, 2012

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-27 (1-5) – Workplace Emergency Response Information

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

  • An Employee Emergency Information Worksheet has been created to help identify barriers which may arise in an emergency. This worksheet will help us create Individualized Emergency Response Plans for employees with disabilities.
  • Individualized Emergency Response Plan template has also been created and is attached to the Emergency Information Worksheet. The information collected is confidential and will only be shared with the employee’s consent.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2014

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-3 (1-4) – Accessibility Policy

Develop Accessibility Policy to address compliance with Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation. Must be made publicly available & provide them in an accessible format

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

The Accessibility Policy has been made and approved by the General Managers of both facilities and our Executive Director. The Accessibility Policy has been posted on our website as per the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.

 

Target Date:  January 1, 2014

Regulation/Requirement:O.Reg. 191/11-4 (1-4) – Multi-year Accessibility Plan

To outline compliance plan in regards to Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation. Must be posted on the website upon completion. Annual Progress Report required. Completed Plan update required every 5 years

Responsibility:  Diana

Status:  Completed

The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan has been completed and approved by the General Managers of our facilities.  The Accessibility Plan has been posted on our website, as per the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation, and will be updated accordingly.

 

Target Date:  January 1,2014

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg.191/11-11 (1-4) – Feedback Mechanism

Ensure accessible feedback mechanism in relation to areas covered under Integrated Accessibility Regulation. Every obligated organization shall notify public about the availability of accessible formats and communication supports.

Responsibility:  Diana

Status: Completed

Currently, customer surveys are provided to the client in paper format.  Assistance can be provided to help clients fill it out based on individual needs. The Survey is also available in electronic format and can be e-mailed to the client.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2015

Regulation/Requirement: O. Reg. 191/11-7 (1-6) – Training

Employers shall provide training regarding Integrated Accessibility Regulation and Ontario Human Rights Code requirements to all employees and volunteers, persons who participate in developing organizational policy and other persons who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of the organization. Training to take place as soon as practicable and shall include any changes to policies on an ongoing basis. Record keeping of training provided and number of participants is required

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Ongoing

  • The Accessibility Training Program has already been made and employee training has begun. Training records are kept.
  • The Policy has been approved it is be posted for staff review and has been added to the current training program.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11- 22- Accommodation – Recruitment

The notice shall be provided to employees and public about the availability of accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

All hiring managers have been made aware of this requirement and a notice has been added to all job postings.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-23 (1-2) Accommodation – Selection

Accommodation shall be provided to applicants selected to participate in assessment or selection process, upon request.  Suitable accommodation shall be provided in a manner that takes applicant’s accessibility needs into account.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

If an applicant or successful candidate requests an accommodation, we will discuss their needs with them and make the appropriate arrangements to support them.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-24 – New Employees

The successful applicant shall be informed of the availability of accommodation and shall be provided with accommodation policy when making the offer of employment.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

All hiring managers have been given a copy of the accommodation policy and are to provide the policy to all new hires.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11- 25 (1-3) -Accommodation Notice-All Employees

Accommodation policy shall be provided to all employees and any updates shall be provided whenever changes are made.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

The accommodation notice is located in the Accessibility Policy.  This policy has been posted and is also given to employees when they have been hired.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-26 (1-2) – Alternate Formats

Alternate formats shall be provided to employees with disabilities upon request including information needed to perform employee’s job, information generally available in the workplace.  The employer will consult employee making request when determining the suitability of accessible format provided.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

When an employee makes a request for documents in an alternate format.  We will consult with the employee and find the format which will accommodate the needs of the employee.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/-28 (1-2) – Documented Accommodation Plans

Documented Accommodation Plans shall be provided to employees with disabilities

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

Accommodation plans will be created when required based on the needs of the individual employee.  A template has been created to help guide the planning process.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-29 (1-3)- Documented Return-to-Work

Documented Return-to-Work process shall be established including disability-related accommodations.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

A Return-to-Work process has been in practice and will be used for disability-related Return-to-Work . Employee’s requiring long-term considerations will be provided an accommodation plan.

 

Target Date: January 1, 2016

Regulation/Requirement: O.Reg. 191/11-30 (1-2); 31 (1-2); 32 (1-2)- Accessibility Throughout Employment Life-Cycle

Performance Management, Career Development, advancement and redeployment processes shall include accessibility accommodation and provided in the alternate format.

Responsibility: Diana

Status: Completed

This requirement has been communicated to all department heads and hiring managers. Accessibility accommodation is an important part of the employment lifecycle.  The performance appraisal process will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities, incorporating any accommodation plan that may be required. The accessibility needs of employees who are actively participating in training and professional development activities will be considered. Redeployment will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities, as well as documented individual accommodation plans.

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