Positive & Safe Space

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Pine River’s population is steeped in diversity – cultural, religious, economic, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, family formation. We are committed to providing staff, students, and families a safe and inclusive environment in which to work, learn, and grow. This includes a focus on creating positive conditions which are embedded in PRI’s policies and procedures and comply with statutory requirements.

Accessibility Policy


To provide the overarching framework to guide the review and development of other Pine River Institute (PRI) policies, standards, procedures, By-laws, and guidelines to comply with the standards developed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11 (the AODA).

Statement of Commitment

PRI is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the AODA.

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Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy

Pine River institute (PRI) is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination, harassment and workplace violence, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, are able to contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. Harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated, condoned, or ignored at PRI.

PRI has a comprehensive strategy to address discrimination, harassment and workplace violence, including: training and education to ensure that everyone is aware of his/her rights and responsibilities; regular monitoring of organizational systems for barriers based on the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act; providing an effective grievance procedure, and promoting appropriate standards of conduct at all times.

Read full policy here.