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YRP Recognizing National AccessAbility Week: May 26 to June 1, 2024

York Regional Police would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and promote accessibility for our police service members who are working with restrictions and those in the York Region community living with disabilities.

The theme for this year from the federal government’s Accessible Canada Directorate is Forward Together: Accessibility and Inclusion for All.

The events and initiatives of this week, taking place all over Canada, are focused on highlighting the value and leadership of people with disabilities and working to address the stigma, biases and barriers that many continue to experience.

In this area, York Regional Police is proud to continue participating in the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee (YRAAC). The police service also benefits from its own Working With Restrictions Internal Support Network, with members advocating for fellow employees facing barriers in the workplace, both physical and perceived.

“I am proud York Regional Police is an organization that champions a number of internal initiatives geared toward breaking down barriers and addressing the stigma those living with disabilities experience,” York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween said.

Accessibility is one of York Regional Police’s four foundational pathways, outlined in the 2023-2025 Inclusive Policing Action Plan.

“We will continue in our work towards creating a workplace that is safe and disability inclusive,” Chief MacSween said. “We will continue support our members of all abilities.”

Over eight million people in Canada have a disability and that number continues to grow.

“York Regional Police is continuing our important work to ensure our service is equitable and accessible, so everyone York Region feels welcome,” Chief MacSween said.

York Regional Police remains committed to emphasizing a barrier-free workplace and respectful engagement with community members with disabilities.

Please join us in marking the relevance of National AccessAbility week, and recognizing the role that accessibility plays in our services and society.

Let’s continue to advocate for people with disabilities, not just this week, but every day of the year.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

York Regional Police is proud to comply with all standards legislated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We want to hear from you. Feedback about York Regional Police accessibility practices should be directed to:

Alicia Lauzon
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau
47 Don Hillock Dr.
Aurora, ON L4G 0S7
Phone: 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7643
TTY: 1-800-668-0398

Alternate formats

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York Regional Police is committed to providing accessible document formats such as large typeface documents or audible CD-ROMS. When providing an alternate format is not possible, York Regional Police will provide an explanation for the lack of an alternate format, and an accessible summary of the document, as soon as possible.

To request a document in an alternate format, please contact:

Corporate Communications Bureau
47 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, ON L4G 0S7
1-866-876-5423 ext. 7677

Communication support

If you require communication support, like an American Sign Language interpreter, to participate in a York Regional Police event, please contact the organizer of the event.

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

The York Region Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines how the region is going to meet the requirements of the AODA and remove barriers to accessibility in York Region's programs, services and facilities. Regional council approved a new plan November 23, 2023.

Read the 2023 to 2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Accessibility Status Report

The Accessibility Status Report is the annual update that York Region, York Regional Police and York Regional Police Services Board must provide on the measures taken to implement the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Read the York Region 2022 Accessibility Status Report.

Provincial compliance 

The 2020 Provincial Accessibility Compliance Report is available to the public upon request.