The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accessibility standards regarding employment, customer service, transportation, information and communications have been developed to create a more accessible and barrier free Ontario. AODA standards require organizations to establish a culture of accessibility where persons with disabilities are provided goods and services in a manner that honours their dignity, independence and right to equal opportunity.
Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.
We believe in integration, and are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and by meeting our accessibility requirements under Ontario's accessibility laws.
Ne-Chee Friendship Centre has made accessible upgrades and improvements to our main building since we bought it in 2017. This includes accessible washrooms that have automated faucets and paper towel dispensers and main washrooms include an accessible stall for wheelchairs. We have an accessible main entrance with a chair lift elevator that has an intercom that can be easily used by anyone to have a staff person assist with operating the elevator. As well our outside entrances have an automated door opener. Our main areas have doorways wide enough to fit a wheelchair through and our hallways are wide enough for free movement of a wheelchair.
The Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.
The Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is committed to ensuring all new staff are trained upon hire and refresher training is provided once a year to all staff in the requirements of Ontario's accessibility laws and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it applies to people with disabilities.
The Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is committed to providing accessible service to people with disabilities. This means we will provide services to people with disabilities with the same high quality and timeliness as others.
Ne-Chee Friendship Centre has remained in compliance with the Customer Service Standard.
A person's disability will be taken into consideration when being communicated with.
Service animals and support persons are welcome at Ne-Chee Friendship Centre and within our facilities.
Assistive devices are permitted for use by persons with disabilities and our employees are also available to assist.
Upon request, accessible formats or communication supports will be provided or arranged for persons with disabilities.
Notifications pertaining to service disruptions will be posted on our Facebook page, our website and within our facility.
Any community member can provide feedback through our website, Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our accessibility practices, please contact Patti Fairfield, Executive Director at:
(807) 468-5440 ext. 222 or (807) 407-2482
Or through our Facebook page