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Accessibility Plan and Policies for Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services.
This accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services shall strive to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
ACCESSIBLE EMERGENCY INFORMATION:
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services is committed to providing the customers and clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible way upon request. We will also provide employees with disabilities with individualized emergency response information when necessary.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will provide training to employees, volunteers and other staff members on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suites the duties of employees, volunteers and other staff members.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with training need to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by January 1, 2015.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS:
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. We will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will take the following steps to make all new websites and content on those sites conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A by January 1, 2014.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. We will take the following steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will take the following steps to develop and put in place a process for developing individual accommodation plans and return-to-work policies for employees that have been absent due to a disability.
We will take the following steps to ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account if Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services is using performance management, career development and redeployment processes.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services will take the following steps to prevent and remove other accessibility barriers identified
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact:
50 Bay Road, Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
Phone: (705) 336-2229
Accessible formats of this document are available free upon request
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services shall strive to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. Services will be provided in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The agency will strive to ensure that services to persons with disabilities, and others, will be integrated unless an alternate measure is necessary, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis to enable a person with a disability to obtain and use our services. Persons with disabilities will be given an opportunity equal to that given to others to obtain, use and benefit from our services and that persons with disabilities may use assistive devices and/or support persons in the access of services. Payukotayno employees when communicating with a person with a disability shall do so in a manner that takes into account the person’s disability.
ASSISTIVE DEVICES - Any auxiliary aid such as communication aids, cognition aids, personal mobility aids and medical aids (i.e. canes, crutches, wheelchairs or hearing aids)
DISABILITIES - The same as definition of disability found in the Ontario Human Rights Code
EMPLOYEES - Any person who deals with members of the public or other third parties on behalf of Payukotayno, whether the person does so as an employee, agent, volunteer or otherwise.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - Individuals that are afflicted with a disability as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
SERVICE ANIMALS - Any animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.
SUPPORT PERSONS - Any person whether a paid professional, volunteer, family member or friend that accompanies a person with a disability in order to help with communications, personal care or medical needs or with access to goods or services.
Service Animals and Support Persons
Disruption Service Notice
Unexpected Disruption in Service Notice
In writing, in person, email, or telephone addressed to:
Director of Human Resources Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services
P.O. Box 189 Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
Fax: (705) 336-3063, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Director of Human Resources will respond either in writing, in person, email or telephone acknowledging receipt of feedback and will set out the action to be taken in response to any complaints.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Ontario Regulation 429/07 (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/how/howto_choose.htm - Best Practices and Procedures (Ministry of Community and Social Services