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1 The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act June 2012 Keith Hambly Executive Director, Fife House Foundation

2 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Fife House  Program overview  Staff and volunteer compliment Legislative Review Policy Development Implementation Training Review

3 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Who is Fife House... Supportive housing and support service provider for people living with HIV/AIDS 200 units of housing directly managed or where we are the primary residential support provider  Various site / program locations Additional individuals access Homeless Outreach Program Peer lead programming

4 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Who is Fife House... Research – PSHP, Transitional Housing Common Measures initiative Community Programming  Community activities, meal programming  Wellness centre activities Two provincial programs  Ontario HIV/AIDS Substance Use Training Program  AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario

5 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Who is Fife House... Staff compliment and scope of work  67 full, part-time and casual  Personal support work, case coordination, management, administrative Volunteer compliment and scope of service  volunteers  Program support, direct service delivery, community development, administration, event and fund development and governance

6 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Legislative Review Board Human Resources Committee Ontario AIDS Network Ontario Non Profit Housing Association AccessOntario web site Challenges/ Opportunities Expertise in understanding the legislation, scope, who is impacted Time / nurturing and supporting internal champions

7 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Policy Development Board Human Resources Committee and Board Sr. Directors and Management Team Information and template sharing Challenges/ Opportunities Review / assessment of current policies, procedures, practices  Print materials, applications etc  Web Site

8 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Challenges/ Opportunities con’t Physical plant review  Different sites, different landlords  Wellesley Central Residents Inc  Toronto Community Housing  Fife House  Cost of potential physical changes and reno’s Agency culture reflection  Reflect on staff/volunteer attitudes  Understanding how Legislation and Policy will be woven into everyday work

9 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Implementation Executive Director and Management Team All Staff Meeting Volunteer role out Challenges/ Opportunities Coordinating and disseminating information to volunteers How to reach casual and relief staff pool

10 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Training Two large staff meetings Staff sign-off/ verifying completion Team trainings for each residential site Board Training  Conducted at scheduled Board meeting Volunteer Training  Selected program and administrative volunteers

11 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Challenges/ Opportunities Finding the best training on-line training tool that was most relevant to our work  ONPHA Organizing two large staff meetings  Three of our large residential programs are 24/7 Training Relief and Casual staff Volunteer Training  Building in AODA training for joint training session with Fife House and Casey House  Work with Toronto HIV/AIDS Network on standardized training

12 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fife House Process and Experience Review Web site design Denison residential site Training and orientation  New staff  New volunteers Impact of AODA regulations  Unknown expectations  Unknown costs or funding source

13 THANK YOU


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