Accessibility Plan and Policies for St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

This 2014-21 accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

Statement of Commitment:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. 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 Disability Act.

Accessibility Emergency Information:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is committed to providing the customers and clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible way upon request. The Club will work with employees with disabilities to develop an individualized emergency plan when necessary.

Training:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will provide training to employees and volunteers 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 suits the duties of employees and volunteers and other employee members.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by January 1, 2015

  • Provide ongoing training to all employees and volunteers by means of online, in-person and self-directed materials.
  • New employees will be require to complete AODA training prior to commencement of employment.
  • Management will ensure that all employees and volunteers receive ongoing updated AODA training.
  • Management to ensure accessible policies (and revisions) are made part of our policy manual.

Information and communications:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club 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.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to make all the Club websites and content on those sites conform to WCAG 2.0, Level A by January 1, 2016.

  • Survey the website to identify areas of non-compliance and make all necessary improvements to ensure that the website conforms with WCAG 2.0, Level A
  • Train our website administrators on the ‘WCAG 2.0, Level A’ requirements
  • Encourage feedback from our users to identify areas for improvement

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to ensure existing feedback processes are accessible to people with disabilities upon request by January 1, 2017.

  • Review processes and ensure accessibility.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to make sure all publicly available information in Ontario is made accessible upon request by January 1, 2017.

  • Post on our website that we can provide information in accessible formats upon request.
  • Ensure that accessible or easily convertible formats are available upon request.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to make all websites and content conform to WCAG 2.0, Level AA by January 1, 2021

  • Survey the website and ensure accessibility
  • Encourage feedback from our users to identify areas for improvement

Employment:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.

We will take the following steps to notify the public and employees that, when requested, St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.

  • Post on our website that accommodations can be made available upon request
  • Train hiring managers on providing reasonable accommodations to those who request it.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club has the following steps and process for developing individual accommodation plans and return-to-work policies for employees that have been absent due to a disability.

  • Employees will provide a physician’s note stating the injury and type of accommodation required.
  • The employee and direct supervisor/manager will review the job description and functions and develop return-to-work plan.

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will take the following steps to prevent and remove other accessibility barriers identified.

  • Speak with employees, volunteers, and placement students to identify existing or potential barriers.
  • Survey feedbacks from clients to identify existing or potential barriers.
  • Work with individuals who have identified barriers to identify solutions for implementation.

Design of Public Spaces:

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces.

Service Disruption:

In the event of a service disruption, we will notify the public of the service disruption and alternatives available.

For More Information:

For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact Chris Foster at:

Phone: 416-534-8461 ext. 222

Email: chris@stalbansclub.ca

This plan will be made publicly available in accessible formats upon request and will be posted on our public website.