Toronto Community Housing’s Board of Directors approved yesterday a new Accessibility Policy for the organization, developed in consultation with the R-PATH (Responsible Personal Accessibility in Toronto Housing) committee of TCHC residents, staff and community agencies. A deputation in support of the new policy was made by Cathy Birch, the chair of the R-PATH committee.
The new policy is a revision of one first approved in 2004 and represents a strengthening of Toronto Community Housing’s long-standing commitment to accessibility. This policy lays out the corporate commitment to accessibility for residents and employees with disabilities and addresses Toronto Community Housing’s compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
Other highlights of the July 28 meeting include:
- The board heard from management on the work that is underway to respond to the recommendations of the Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing. A special board meeting will be scheduled in early September in advance of the Task Force’s 60-day deadline to review the action plans developed regarding these recommendations.
- The board approved proceeding with a pilot of the ReSet Capital Renewal and Community Transformation Strategy in three communities. The locations selected will be communicated publicly following engagement with residents in those communities.
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing is Canada’s largest provider of social housing, delivering homes for nearly 60,000 households with low and moderate incomes. By providing clean, safe, well-maintained and affordable housing, Toronto Community Housing builds better homes, better neighbourhoods and a better Toronto for all.
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