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Member Accommodation Policy

Approved September 2020



Sets out how everyone in Scouting will do their best to accommodate the needs of members so they can participate in programs and activities.


Our Commitment

Through Scouts Canada’s Groups and Sections, we are committed to:

  • Delivering programs that are inclusive, free from discrimination, meaningful, and safe for every participant; 

  • Respecting human and other rights of participants; and

  • Working with members to accommodate their needs based on protected grounds and in accordance with applicable human rights legislation.


Our Policy

  1. We will adhere to provincial/territorial accessibility legislation and human rights legislation across Canada. Where legislation does not exist, we will apply the standards from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. 

    It is intended that all aspects of this Policy shall comply with the AODA and other applicable provincial/territorial accessibility legislation and human rights legislation (jointly referred to as “the Applicable Legislation”). The Applicable Legislation, as it may from time to time be amended, is incorporated herein and will prevail if greater than the terms of this Policy

  2. Sometimes an accommodation is required to enable a person to participate in and fulfill the goals of an activity. When this happens, we will cooperate and assist this person to the best of our ability and in accordance with Applicable Legislation.

  3. Before implementing an accommodation, we will determine:

    1. The existence of a need for accommodation: 

    2. The needs related to the request for accommodation: 

    3. Whether more information related to the accommodation request is needed (pursuant to the Member Accommodation Procedure); 

    4. Whether there is a duty to accommodate pursuant to Applicable Legislation;

    5. Whether the accommodation may interfere with the health and safety of other participants; and
    6. Whether the requested accommodation may be reasonably implemented by Scouts Canada or whether implementation would create an undue hardship.

Related Policies & Standards


Related Procedures





September 2020

Effective Date

September 2020


V2: Updated due to relevant legislation

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