Accessible Customer Service Policy
Anthem Events Inc. (“Anthem” or “Anthem Events”) strives at all times to provide services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.
This policy is available in alternate formats upon request.
Anthem Events Inc. employees and volunteers will endeavour to communicate to persons with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.
Anthem Events will ensure that all employees or volunteers who interact with our customers and other third parties receive training in accordance with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service. In addition, training is provided to Anthem Events employees as part of Anthem’s orientation training for new employees as well as on a continuing basis as required when changes are made to Anthem Events’ Accessible Customer Service Policy.
Our training includes:
- a review of the purposes of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the requirements of the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service;
- information about Anthem Event’s policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to the provision of Anthem’s services to customers with disabilities;
- how to interact and communicate with persons with various types of disabilities;
- what to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing services or resources;
- how to interact with persons with disabilities who use assistive devices or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person; and,
- how to use the equipment or devices available on Anthem’s premises (or premises that are being temporarily used by Anthem to organize an event) that assist with the provision of services to persons with disabilities.
Anthem Events is committed to serving persons with disabilities who use assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from our services. Anthem Events will inform customers of the assistive devices that are available on Anthem’s premises.
While Anthem Events, its employees, and its volunteers are committed to familiarizing themselves with the various assistive devices that may be used by customers, where an employee or volunteer is not immediately able to service the customer via the assistive device he/she uses, that employee will immediately refer the matter to the President or Race Director, who will be vested with the responsibility to achieve the necessary customer service to that customer via that assistive device as quickly as reasonably possible.
Use of Service Animals and Support Persons:
Persons with disabilities may bring their service animal onto Anthem’s premises that are open to our customers or other third parties, and the animal is not otherwise excluded by law. Anthem Events will ensure that all employees, including volunteers and third parties, dealing with customers are trained in how to interact with persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal. It is the responsibility of the person with a service animal to control the animal at all times. In the event an employee is allergic to animals, alternative arrangements will be negotiated.
Any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to enter Anthem Events’ premises open to customers or other third parties with his or her support person. At no time will a person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person be prevented from having access to his or her support person while on Anthem’s premises, unless prohibited by the policies of the facility owner (or their designate).
Consent is required from the person with a disability when communicating private or confidential information in the presence of a support person.
Notice of Temporary Disruptions:
Anthem Events will make a reasonable effort to provide customers with notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services normally used by persons with disabilities. Any notice will offer the reason for the interruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of servicing options available.
This notice will be provided in accessible formats and will be displayed prominently on the home page of its website in the section titled Accessibility.
Anthem Events welcomes feedback, including feedback in the delivery of services to persons with disabilities. Customers can submit feedback to:
Customers can expect to hear back within 5 business days.
Modifications to this or other policies:
Anthem Events is committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. Therefore, no change will be made to this policy before considering the impact on persons with disabilities.
Questions about this Policy:
This policy exists to achieve service excellence to customers with disabilities. If anyone has a question about this policy, please contact: