The Maltby Centre announced that it is taking steps to keep the children and youth that it serves, and their families, safe. Today, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, the 25-year-old children and youth mental health and autism services agency said that it is requiring staff, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated.
Maltby will provide accommodations under the Ontario Human Rights Code for those who qualify, according to a release from the agency. For staff, volunteers, students, and contractors who receive a vaccine exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Agency will require twice-weekly COVID-19 rapid testing.
“We expect that all of our staff, volunteers, students and contractors will be fully vaccinated under our new policy. We will accommodate those who seek exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code. For those who remain unvaccinated and not accommodated we will follow our established human resources practices,” said Executive Director Karen Fleming.
The new policy goes into effect on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. The Maltby Centre is committed to the privacy of employees and others connected to the Agency’s work. As such it will not be commenting about individual staff member’s vaccination status, according to the release.
“Our Mission Statement guides us as we move through this process – Making a difference, Changing lives, Creating healthy communities. We are committed to the wellbeing of the children and youth we serve and the health of this community,” said Fleming.