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Five Year Accessibility Plan


St. Leonard’s Place Peel (SLPP) provides community-based residential support for men over 16 years of age that have significant mental health and substance abuse problems, and judicial system involvement. We have developed and implemented a unique approach to respond to the full range and intensity of needs of our residents who are often not served by our community health and aftercare agencies, and who have challenges accessing community-based or supportive housing. We believe that every member of our community has value and purpose in life and with the appropriate support, can make a contribution. Thus, at SLPP, we recognize the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario and have created and adopted policies and procedures that are consistent with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. Our policy and procedures reflect the core principles of independence, dignity, integration, and equal opportunity for all individuals.

St. Leonard’s Place Peel Overview on Compliance to date


Information & Communications/Employment

Workplace emergency information

St. Leonard’s Place Peel meets the requirements of section 27 of the Accessible Employment Standards regulation within the IASR. St. Leonard’s will provide individualized workplace emergency response information to employee’s who have a disability. If the employee requires assistance in case of an emergency, and provided consent to disclose about his/her needs, St. Leonard’s Place Peel will provide the workplace emergency response information to the person(s) that will provide assistance to the employee. Employees will approach their direct manager if there is a change in their accessibility accommodations or needs.

Accessible Customer Service Standard

St. Leonard’s have completed an online report with the government confirming their compliance. St. Leonard’s Place Peel filed the compliance report on time as required outlining the compliance on our Accessible Customer Service Standards.

St. Leonard’s Place Peel – Five-year Accessibility Plan 2013 to 2017

The Five-year Accessibility Plan of St. Leonard’s Place Peel, documents and outlines our goals and accomplishments from 2013 to 2017. It will be reviewed and revised as required each year as we create an annual report. In 2018, we will release a new multi-year accessibility plan. This Five-year plan was created to comply with Section 4 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, which requires St. Leonard’s Place Peel to establish, implement, maintain and document a multi-year accessibility plan by January 1st 2014.

This document will be available to the public on our website and will be made available in different formats upon request.

2013 – Accessibility Plan

Information & Communications

Educational and training resources and materials

St. Leonard’s Place Peel has established a training manual and orientation booklet that outlines the AODA policy as it relates to St. Leonard’s Place Peel and provides staff with their responsibilities under the act as well as providing scenarios allowing “real life” circumstances for full training. It has been designed purposely to train the staff using the KICA (knowledge, Inquiry, Communication, and Application) method. All employees, volunteers, and contractors, presently employed have been trained on AODA and IASR policies and their meaningfulness at St. Leonard’s Place Peel. New hires will also be trained as per requirements.

2014 – Accessibility Plan

General Requirements


St. Leonard’s Place Peel has already established written policies that govern our compliance to the AODA standards. St. Leonard’s Place Peel will continue to follow polices and standards set out by AODA and IASR.

Accessibility Plans

St. Leonard’s Place Peel has completed the 5 year accessibility plan required under section 4 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation by Jan 1 2014.


Not applicable to St. Leonard’s Place Peel.

Information & Communication Requirements

New internet websites and web content must conform to WCAG 2.0 level A

Currently St. Leonard’s Place Peel meets this requirement as no plans have been made to update the current website. St. Leonard’s Place Peel will ensure that any new websites that will be designed or implemented, and or web content will conform to WCAG 2.0 level A.

2015 – Accessibility Plan

General Requirements


St. Leonard’s Place Peel will continue to comply with the requirements set out by AODA, IASR and in this document.

Information & Communication Requirements

Accessible feedback processes

St. Leonard’s Place Peel will continue to provide accessible feedback processes that it currently has in place, such as providing accessible formats, upon request for people with disabilities in a timely manner at no cost to the person making the request.

2016 – Accessibility Plan

Information & Communications

Accessible formats and Communication supports

St. Leonard’s Place Peel will continue to provide accessible formats for people with disabilities in a timely manner. St. Leonard’s Place Peel will also continue to provide communication supports to people that require this accommodation at no cost to the person requiring the support.


St. Leonard’s will continue to comply with standards set out in the AODA and IASR.

2017 – Accessibility Plan

There are no requirements for St. Leonard’s Place Peel for 2017. St. Leonard’s Place Peel’s five-year accessibility plan will expire this year and will prepare and new multi-year plan effective 2018.

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