OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION
Statement of Accessibility.
We are committed to accessibility and inclusion of all persons regardless of abilities.
Mission: REACH values the importance of inclusion, where all children and youth have the opportunity of equal access to inclusive, quality recreation and sport programs, within their own community, regardless of ability.
Vision: Every child and youth, regardless of ability, will have full and equal access to quality, inclusive recreation and sport programs within their own community.
Mandate: To provide essential, barrier free, support services that connect children and youth with disabilities to inclusive recreation and sport opportunities in their own community.
- Case Study: Fully Integrated: Reach for the Rainbow teaches us a few things about accessibility. (15 September 2015). By ONN & Reach for the Rainbow. Retrieved from: http://theonn.ca/fully-integrated-reach-for-the-rainbow-teaches-us-a-few-things-about-accessibility/
- What is “Accessible”? Changes to the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (AODA). 2017 OCA Conference Reach for the Rainbow – Presentation <link to PPT>What is “Accessible”? Changes to the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (AODA). 2017 OCA Conference Reach for the Rainbow – Speaker’s Notes <link to Word>
- The U.N. Convention on the Rights and Freedoms of Persons with Disabilities (Canada in 2010): www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convention_accessible_pdf.pdf
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CH37-4-3-2002E.pdf
- How to make customer service accessible (Ontario): https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-make-customer-service-accessible
- Accessibility rules for businesses and non-profits (Ontario): https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-rules-businesses-and-non-profits#section-1
- Accessibility Laws in Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws
- Access Forward: www.accessforward.ca
- Accessibility Ontario: http://accessontario.com/
- OCA Inclusion Resources: https://www.ontariocampsassociation.ca/camps-committed-to-inclusion-project/
- The Ontario Nonprofit Network, Accessibility Resources: http://theonn.ca/our-work/our-partnerships/enabling-nonprofits-ontario/
- Case Study: A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: DANI Toronto champions employment and accessibility. (9 December 2015). By DANI. Retrieved from: http://theonn.ca/a-hand-up-not-a-hand-out-dani-toronto-champions-employment-and-accessibility/
- Can you be ‘included’ and still feel left out? (25 March, 2013). By Gail Teachman. Retrieved from: http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspot.ca/2013/03/can-you-be-included-and-still-feel-left.html