Our Commitment to Accessible Client Service
Raymond James Ltd. is committed to excellence in serving all clients, including providing clients with disabilities equal access to our service offerings. We believe in the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity when serving people with disabilities. Our accessibility policy includes the following:
Raymond James ensures that our employees and agents are trained and familiar with various assistive devices that may be used by clients with disabilities while accessing our services and facilities.
Clients with disabilities who depend on service animals for assistance are welcome at our branch locations. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public; however, it is the responsibility of the person with the disability to ensure that his or her service animal is kept in control at all times.
A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be welcome to have that person accompany them on our premises.
We will provide clients with notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in facilities or services used by clients. Notices will include information about the reason for the disruption; the anticipated duration of the disruption; and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available.
Notices will be placed at all public entrances or reception counters located on the premises, and if appropriate, websites and outgoing telephone messages.
Raymond James employees are trained on our accessible client service policy. The training includes: a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the requirements of the customer service standard; how to interact and communicate with persons with various types of disabilities; how to interact with persons with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person; how to use equipment or devices available on premises or otherwise provided by Raymond James that may assist with the provision of services to clients with disabilities; and what to do if a person with a particular type of disability is having difficulty accessing the provision of goods and services.
New employees are trained as soon as practical following their date of hire, no more than 90 days after their start date, as well as when changes occur to applicable policies, procedures and practices.
All documents required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service will be available upon request, subject to privacy protection laws. When providing such documents to a person with a disability, Raymond James personnel will provide the document, or the information contained in the document, in a format that takes into consideration the person's disability.
We are committed to providing high quality service to all of our clients. Please let your financial advisor know how we can serve you better. Feedback from clients about the delivery of services to persons with disabilities may also be given in confidence by: