Cobourg Development Services


C.D.S. Is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and Ontario’s accessibility laws.


C.D.S. Is committed to meeting its current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination.


C.D.S. Understands that obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and its accessibility standards do not substitute or limit its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code or obligations to people with disabilities under any other law.


C.D.S. Is committed to excellence in service to all customers/ clients with disabilities.


C.D.S. is committed to training staff on Ontario’s Accessibility Standards and aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code that relate to persons with disabilities.


In addition, we will train:


  • All persons who participate in developing the organization’s policies; and
  • All other persons who provide services or facilitates on behalf of the organization

Training of our employees on accessibility relates to their specific roles.


Training includes:


  • Purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
  • How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
  • How to use the equipment or devices available on-site or otherwise that may help with providing services to customers/ clients.

We maintain records of the training provided including the dates on which the training was provided and the number of individuals to whom it was provided.




C.D.S. notifies all job applicants that accommodations can be made during recruitment and hiring. We consult with the applicants and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.


C.D.S. shall provide, on request, information in an accessible format or with communication supports to people with disabilities, in a manner that takes into account their disability.


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Phil Chalmers, President                                                                        Jake Smith, Health and Safety Manager