RPS Real Property Solutions strives to provide exceptional customer service to everyone in a dignified and respectful manner, and that meets all legislative requirements. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was passed in 2005. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service applies to all businesses and organizations in Ontario with one or more employees.

The following is our policy for providing exceptional service to everyone, and applies to all Canadian RPS employees and business lines.

  1. Our Mission

    RPS is committed to being a global provider of residential real estate valuation and intelligence.  As a provider of these services, we are committed to providing accessible customer service to people with disabilities.

  2. Our Commitment

    In fulfilling our mission, RPS is committed to providing its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.  We are also committed to providing people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers.

  3. Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities

    RPS is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities and we will carry out our functions and responsibilities in the following areas:

    1. Communication 

      RPS is committed to communicating with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. We train staff to communicate with customers on how to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities.

    2. Telephone Services 

      RPS is committed to providing fully accessible telephone services to our customers. We train staff to communicate with customers over the telephone in clear and plain language and to speak clearly and slowly.  We will offer to communicate with customers by other means if telephone communication is not suitable to their communication needs or is not available.

    3. Assistive Devices 

      RPS is committed to serving people with disabilities and who use assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from our goods and services.  We ensure that our staff is trained and familiar with various assistive devices that may be used by customers with disabilities while accessing our goods or services.

      We will also ensure that staff receives training on how to use assistive devices, if available on our premises.

    4. Billing 

      We are committed to providing accessible invoices to all of our customers.  For this reason, invoices will be provided in alternative formats upon request.

  4. Use of Service Animals and Support Persons 

    Service Animals

    We are committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on the parts of our premises that are open to the public and other third parties.  We will also ensure that all staff, volunteers, and others dealing with the public are properly trained in how to interact with people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal.

    Support Persons

    We are committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by a support person.  Any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to enter RPS premises with his or her person. Consent from the person with a disability is required when communicating private issues related to the person with a disability, in the presence of a support person.

  5. Notice of Temporary Disruption

    RPS will provide customers with notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services usually used by people with disabilities.  This notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, the anticipated duration, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available.

    The notice will be posted in a conspicuous place on premises owned or operated by the provider of the goods or services. In the event of an unexpected disruption, notice will be provided as soon as possible.

  6. Training for Staff

    RPS will ensure that training to all employees, volunteers, and others who deal with the public as well as all those who are involved in the development and approvals of customer service policies, practices and procedures.  In addition, training will be provided to RPS employees as part of orientation training for new employees, and on an ongoing basis as required.

    Training will include the following:

    • The purpose of the AODA 2005 and the requirements of the Customer Service Standard
    • Information on RPS’ policies, practices and procedures relating to the customer service standard
    • How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
    • How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person
    • What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing RPS’ goods or services
    • How to use the equipment or devices, if available, on RPS’ premises that may help with the provision of goods or services to people with disabilities.

  7. Feedback Process

    RPS welcomes feedback, including feedback about the delivery of goods and services to persons with disabilities.  We offer a variety of ways for you to provide us with your feedback. Please include your contact information, date and time, location, specific concern and any recommendations. Feedback can be submitted to Human Resources Generalist:

    RPS Human Resources
    Human Resources Generalist
    39 Wynford Drive
    Toronto, ON M3C 3K5
    Email: accessibility@rpsrealsolutions.com
    Phone: (416) 510-5800

  8. Modifications to this or Other Policies

    RPS is committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.  Therefore, no changes will be made to this policy before considering the impact on people with disabilities. Any policy of RPS that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of the people with disabilities will be modified.

  9. Questions About this Policy 

    This policy exists to achieve service excellence to customers with disabilities.  If anyone has any questions about this policy, please contact:

    RPS Human Resources
    Human Resources Generalist
    39 Wynford Drive

    Toronto, ON M3C 3K5

    Email: accessibility@rpsrealsolutions.com
    Phone: 416.510.5800

    For more information about the AODA, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services at http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/index.aspx.