Accessibility Policy

The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, is to make Ontario accessible to people with disabilities by 2025.  The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service have been created to ensure that goods and services are accessible to all Ontarians and the persons with disabilities are treated with respect, dignity and equality.

The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, in keeping with its Mission Statement, shall make every effort to ensure that its policies, procedures and practices adhere to the guiding principles established in the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service; Ontario Regulation 429/07.

The policy applies to all YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin employees, volunteers, or agents who deal with the public or other third parties.

The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities can access our goods and services.

Click here to review our Accessibility Multi-Year Plan (2014-2021)

For more information you can access our AODA Customer Service Policy.

For more information you can also access our AODA Intergated Accessibility Standard Regulations Policy

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To provide the YWCA St.Thomas Elgin with your valuable opinion or feedback, please complete our the form below indicating whether you are sharing feedback or a suggestion or a complaint. These are reviewed by our Senior Management Team and Executive Director.

Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation please phone our main office during regular business hours (519) 631-9800 or call 2-1-1 for emergency services within your area.

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Summer Aquatics Pool Facility Attendant & Monitor(s)

Summer Aquatics Pool Facility Attendant & Monitor(s)

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Summer Aquatics Pool Facility Attendant & Monitor(s)

Summer Aquatics Staff (various positions)

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New Executive Director Announced

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The Doug Tarry Challenge

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