Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice is committed to ensuring equal access and participation in our hospice and to our services for people with disabilities.

By identifying, removing and preventing barriers to accessibility in a timely manner, the hospice will strive to create and foster an inclusive environment that is considerate and accommodating for all individuals and that treats people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

To that end, the hospice will strive to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the following core principles as outlined in the AODA:

Dignity: Services are provided in a manner that is respectful to persons with a disability and does not diminish the person’s importance.

Independence: Accommodating a person’s disability means respecting their right to do for themselves and to choose the way they wish to receive services.

Integration: Persons with disabilities can access all services. This may require alternative formats and flexible approaches. It means inclusiveness and full participation. This is a fundamental human right.

Equal Opportunity: Service is provided to persons with disabilities in a way that their opportunity to access services is equal to that given to others.