Diversity and social inclusion are at the heart of what we do at the Miles Nadal JCC. We regard the diversity of our community as a source of strength and richness.
We are committed to identifying, preventing and removing barriers -- in our facilities, programs and services -- as we work towards becoming a barrier-free JCC.
We will ensure that diverse individuals and communities share in program development, have opportunity to give feedback, are involved in decision making processes and have fair access to information and services.
We are committed to providing an accessible employment environment.
We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aim to ensure that dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of JCC culture.
At the MNjcc, we envision a community where everyone acknowledges and respects our differences and celebrates all of our contributions. We are committed to the integration of people of all abilities into our programs, and we want to explore how we can best meet your needs.
Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are engaged in an ongoing initiative to assess and improve the accessibility of our facilities, programs and services, and to create a culture of inclusion. The Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, along with programming staff, will work with individuals with disabilities and their families to create a successful and meaningful experience at the MNjcc.
All of our programs are open to people of all abilities. We also offer programming designed to meet specific needs identified to us by people with disabilities and their families.
The MNjcc is an accessible facility, with wheelchair access to programming and meeting rooms, the Phil Granovsky Fitness Centre, the Freddie Shore Aquatic Centre and the Al Green Theatre. This is due, in part, to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. All washroom areas also have designated accessible facilities.
All staff have undergone AODA training in compliance with Government of Ontario regulations.
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre will make every reasonable effort to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity by:
- Ensuring that all customers receive the same value and quality
- Making allowances to customers with special needs; enabling them to manage tasks more easily and at their own pace when accessing goods and services as long as this does not present a safety risk to themselves or to others
- Using alternative methods when possible to ensure that customers with disabilities have access to the same services, in the same place and in a similar manner
- Taking into account individual needs when providing goods and services
- Communicating in a manner that takes into account the customer’s need.
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre shall provide customers with the opportunity to provide feedback on the service provided to customers with disabilities. Feedback forms along with alternate methods of providing feedback such as verbally (in person or by telephone) or written (hand written, delivered, website or email), will be available upon request.
Your feedback is important to us.
You can provide feedback in person, by email, or by phone to:
Lillian Radosevic, Director of Guest Services
(416) 924-6211 x551
750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Questions about the administration of the AODA policy can be directed to:
Liviya Mendelsohn, Manager of Accessibility and Inclusion
(416) 924-6211 x330
750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Information about service disruptions will be communicated through a message on our phone system, on our website Twitter feed, and with signage on site.
- Membership Assistance Program through our partnership with the United Way, for individuals and families in financial need (sliding scale)
- Freddie Shore Learn to Swim Program: Free group swim lessons for individuals with financial need.
- Adam Albright Memorial Camp Scholarship – available to those families accessing the membership assistance program
- After School Program Funding for families in need supported by the United Way - available to those families accessing the membership assistance program
- Music Scholarship and Innovation Fund
- Jewish Life Program Assistance Fund
- Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund