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  •  Region of Peel Accessibility Plan – September, 2010

    Mandate and Objectives

    Mandate
    The Accessibility Planning Program will contribute to creating receptive, accessible Regional programs and services, and a workplace that ensures full participation of individuals with disabilities.

    Objectives

    1. To build the capacity of all staff to be aware of, and sensitive to, accessibility issues and barriers, and to support efforts to improve accessibility;
    2. To develop and strengthen organizational processes that will support accessibility;
    3. To review and develop policies to ensure prevention and removal of accessibility barriers;
    4. To build public awareness and advocate for accessibility of programs and services.

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    Objectives and Actions

    1. To build the capacity of all staff to be aware of, and sensitive to, accessibility issues and barriers, and to support efforts to improve accessibility.
      1.1 Build an effective training and development program for staff.
      1.2 Build an effective internal communication strategy that promotes accessibility.
         
    2. To develop and strengthen organizational processes that will support accessibility.
      2.1 Ensure processes are in place to consult effectively with the AAC.
      2.2 Improve processes for identification and reporting of barriers and accessibility issues.
      2.3 Integrate accessibility into key planning documents.
         
    3. To review and develop policies to ensure prevention and removal of accessibility barriers.
      3.1 Integrate accessibility into procurement policy.
      3.2 Develop and implement accessibility standards. 
       
    4. To build public awareness and advocate for the accessibility of programs and services.
      4.1 Create opportunities for public engagement.
      4.2 Establish strong partnerships with other governments and non-governmental organizations.

    Strategic Plan Connection

    The objectives and actions in this Accessibility Plan are consistent with, and support, the following goals in the Region’s Strategic Plan V:

    Goal 1: Deliver citizen-focused services
    Goal 3: Provide human services that meet current and changing needs
    Goal 5: Be a citizen-focused Regional government

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    Service Principles

    The Regional Values function as Accessibility Planning Program service principles.

    1. Supportive and Respectful Environment
    We work in an environment that is positive, healthy, caring and free from discrimination. We respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions.
     
    2. Teamwork
    We practise teamwork, cooperation and collaboration, and reinforce these with a strong vision and positive leadership.
     
    3. Effective Communication
    We practise open, two-way communication in a clear and honest manner.
     
    4. Integrity
    We are ethical, professional and trustworthy in our work.
     
    5. Quality Service
    We provide services that are accountable, accessible, responsive, efficient and effective. We seek new and innovative ideas for improvement in policies, practices and services.

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