What is your Equity, Access and Inclusion Policy?

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Equity, Access and Inclusion Policy
Organizers of the Canada Running Series strive to create safe and welcoming events
for all interested participants, including accommodations and assistance to address
any potential participation barriers.

Declaration of Inclusion
On behalf of the Canada Running Series, the organizers hereby declare an invitation
to participate in the event to all interested and willing parties. We hereby declare our
intention to create an event that adheres to principles of social equity and inclusion
and is open, welcoming, safe, and accessible.

Statement of Accessibility
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canada
Running Series has established a process for accessibility inquiries pertaining to each
of the events. Canada Running Series is committed to access for all participants and
spectators involved with the events.

Requests and Feedback Mechanisms
To ensure proper communication and to optimize organizer’s ability to best meet
accommodation requests, requests must be received to Canada Running Series 1
month prior to the event date. All requests for accommodations will be
acknowledged within 72 hours.

For these and any other accessibility requests, or for more information, please
contact info@canadarunningseries.com.

Canada Running Series is committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all
participants & spectators. Participants & spectators can submit feedback regarding
the activities and facilities at the event, including responsiveness to accessibility
needs, following the link in our Post-Race email and filling out the survey.

Can I participate with a service animal?

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Service Animal Policy
Service animals are the only animals permitted on course.
Trained, accredited service animals (animals trained to assist individuals with a medical or physical disability) may be permitted on course, provided that the procedures below are followed.
– Accreditation documentation by a recognized Assistance Animal program or equivalent. Only working animals (not including retired, trainee and companion animals), are permitted on course.
– The service animal must wear an identification harness for the duration of the event.
– The owner is responsible to clean up after their service animal.
– Race officials have the right to refuse participation if the service animal poses a safety concern.

Please note that the required documentation is to be submitted at least one week prior to the event. All documentation and inquiries should be directed to info@canadarunningseries.com.

References:
Blind Persons’ Rights Act
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Human Rights Code