OREA is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and that is free of barriers based on age, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, and disability. OREA commits to provide accommodation for needs related to the grounds of the Human Rights Code (Ontario) (the "Code"), unless to do so would cause undue hardship to OREA, as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on disability and the duty to accommodate.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. OREA will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.
OREA will make efforts to build or adapt its services to accommodate staff, members and other stakeholders with Code-related needs in a way that promotes their inclusion and full participation. Preventing and removing barriers means all stakeholders should be able to access their environment and face the same duties and requirements with dignity and without impediment.