Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

1. BACKGROUND & PURPOSE

The purpose of the goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “Act”) is to create a more accessible Ontario, by identifying, and to the extent possible, preventing, and eliminating barriers experienced by persons with disabilities.

The Integrated Accessibility Standards (the “IAS”) is a regulation under the Act the purpose of which is to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of (i) Information and Communication, (ii) Employment, (iii) Transportation and (iv) Design of Public Spaces.

Integracare has developed a policy that identifies how INTEGRACARE currently achieves and will continue to achieve accessibility by meeting the requirements of the IAS and by preventing and eliminating barriers faced by persons with disabilities (the “Policy”).

The purpose of this multi-year accessibility plan (“Accessibility Plan”) is to create a roadmap that describes in more detail the steps INTEGRACARE will take to meet the accessibility objectives set out in the Policy and the timeline in which these steps will be taken. The Accessibility Plan will help INTEGRACARE ensure accessibility is incorporated into its regular business operations and its future development plans.

2. STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

INTEGRACARE is committed to developing, implementing and maintaining policies, practices and procedures aimed at meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner.

3. COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING LAW

Nothing in the Accessibility Plan or Policy is intended to replace or negate existing laws regarding accessibility for persons with disabilities including but not limited to the Human Rights Code and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (“Accessibility Legislation”).

The compliance deadlines established in this Accessibility Plan correspond with the deadlines set out in the IAS. INTEGRACARE is working toward compliance in accordance with those deadlines. However, in advance of the compliance deadlines established by the IAS and this Accessibility Plan, INTEGRACARE will continue to comply with its legal obligations under all applicable Accessibility Legislation

4. REVIEW

The Accessibility Plan must be reviewed and updated at least once every 5 years but may be reviewed more frequently depending on need.

5. TRANSPARENCY

As of January 1, 2014 the Accessibility Plan will be posted on INTEGRACARE’s website. The Accessibility Plan will be provided to any member of the public in a hard, electronic or other Accessible Format upon request.

6. APPLICATION

Except as otherwise limited herein, this Accessibility Plan applies to INTEGRACARE’s operations including but not limited to:

a) All persons who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of INTEGRACARE to its clients.
b) Any person who participates in the development of INTEGRACARE’s policies, practices and procedures respecting INTEGRA