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Indigenous peoples have the tools, knowledge and ability to make healthy choices and live free of diabetes, now and in future generations.
IDHC will achieve the vision by supporting Indigenous communities, families and individuals by:
– Promoting holistic wellness models;
– Building on traditional teachings and best practices to develop and provide programs, education and resources; and
– Building relationships and community capacity.
In all this “IDHC recognizes and respects personal choices, autonomy and diversity.”
Accessibility in Ontario
Approximately 1.8 million Ontarians live with a disability, and as the population grows older, this number will increase.
Accessibility at IDHC
The Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC) believes:
- accessibility is a right that everyone has and this right needs to be respected and honoured;
- we all benefit when everyone can participate equally in everyday life;
- although there has been much progress in making our society more inclusive, we can and need to do better.
As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation for Information and Communications, Employment, and Transportation, for the Built Environment and any future AODA associated standards and regulations.
Statement of Policy on Gender
The IDHC is committing to upholding the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) accord in its priority to empower Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, as leaders, in the design and the co-development of laws, programs services, operational practices and policies and as articulated on the NWAC website. For information please see:
Statement of Commitment
The IDHC is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity and understand that we have a responsibility for ensuring a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone.
The IDHC is committed to ensuring our organization’s AODA compliance by incorporating accessibility legislation into our policies, procedures, information, equipment requirements, training, and best practices. We will review these policies and practices annually, as organizational changes occur, or in anticipation of compliance deadlines. In addition, we will strive to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner.
The IDHC is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment for those that access our information, programs or services. As an organization we understand this is a shared effort, and, we are committed to working with the necessary parties to make accessibility a reality for all.
For more detailed information on our commitment to accessibility please contact our Director of Communications:
by email: email@example.com
by telephone: 1.888.514.1370 or 289-929-7892
by fax: 1.866.352.0485
by mail: 3250 Schmon Parkway, Unit 1B Thorold ON L2V 4Y6
In person at our Head Office: 3250 Schmon Parkway, Unit 1B Thorold ON L2V 4Y6