The Commission plans and implements ongoing organizational improvement and staff training initiatives in order to better serve the people of Ontario. In 2005-06:
- As part of a commitment to ongoing staff development, the Executive Director’s Office implemented Commission-wide training on dealing with homophobia and racism issues. The training sessions were organized around three core principles: awareness of individual experiences and how individuals interact; analysis by understanding the impact on victims and perpetrators; and action required for change to occur. All staff including management participated in the program, which was completed in January 2006.
- The Commission formed a working committee that will prepare an Accessibility Plan to ensure that the Commission’s services and materials are accessible to the public. The committee will be responsible for reviewing current services and materials, and consulting with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and other stakeholders.