Feedback and Consultation
Christian Horizons will invite feedback on specific projects and initiatives periodically.
As working groups and committees are established, efforts will be made to acquire wide representation to inform the process (e.g., where appropriate, committees may include persons supported, support workers, managers).
In addition, appropriate consultation from people supported, families, employees and other stakeholders is sought in the development of strategic plans, training, and policies.
When necessary, consultation sessions will be held in local communities to encourage people to attend and participate.
Broader Public Sector Accountability
As subsidiaries of Christian Horizons International, Christian Horizons and Xeorixs Homes are bound by the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive issued by Management Board of Cabinet effective January 1, 2020. Accordingly, Christian Horizons and Xeorixs Homes adhere to the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics as seen below:
Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.
Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
Individuals involved with purchasing or other Supply Chain Activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices. Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable.
Individuals involved with Supply Chain Activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all Supply Chain Activities within and between BPS organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.
Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive
Christian Horizons is bound by the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive issued by Management Board of Cabinet effective January 1, 2020. Accordingly, Christian Horizons has established expense rules applicable to Board Members, employees, and consultants and contractors engaged by the organization. The expense rules apply to travel, meal and hospitality expenses. The rules are based on the below four key principles.
Christian Horizons is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. Christian Horizons has appointed a Personal Information Compliance Officer who is responsible to ensure that Christian Horizons complies with its privacy obligations in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Christian Horizons is transparent to all stakeholders. The rules for incurring and reimbursing travel, meal and hospitality expenses are clear, easily understood, and available to the public.
Taxpayer dollars are used prudently and responsibly. Plans for travel, meals, accommodation and hospitality are necessary and economical with due regard for health and safety.
Legitimate authorized expenses incurred during the course of the business of Christian Horizons are reimbursed.
Broader Public Sector Business Documents Directive
In commitment to transparency and accountability, Christian Horizons adheres to the Broader Public Sector Business Documents Directive. This directive requires organizations that are funded by the Ontario government to publicly share business documents that detail an organization’s mandate and strategic direction, current and future programs, and performance measures and targets.