AODA Violations


Ontario Ensuring Workplaces are Accessible by Launching Compliance Audits

Ontario is conducting targeted audits of retail companies with 500 or more employees to ensure workplaces and employee practices are accessible during a three-month audit blitz this fall.

The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure is leading the audits, with the goal of ensuring that employers are making accessibility a regular part of recruiting and supporting employees with disabilities.

The ministry will check that large retailers meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), including:

  • Creating and making public a multi-year accessibility plan that outlines the steps put in place to remove and prevent barriers for employees and customers.
  • Developing customized emergency plans for employees with disabilities.

The province has made resources available and worked with organizations to help ensure workplaces are accessible, and will continue to support businesses in these efforts going forward.

For resources and more information, visit the Ontario government’s Newsroom website.

Newsroom


 Ontario Ensuring Workplaces are Accessible by Launching Compliance Audits

  Ontario is conducting targeted audits of retail companies with 500 or more employees to ensure workplaces and employee practices are accessible during a three-month audit blitz this fall.   The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure is leading the audits, with the goal of ensuring that employers are making accessibility a regular part of recruiting and supporting employees with disabilities.   The ministry will check that large retailers meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), including:
       – Creating and making public a multi-year accessibility plan that outlines the steps put in place to remove and prevent barriers for employees and customers.
     – Developing customized emergency plans for employees with disabilities.
  The province has made resources available and worked with organizations to help ensure workplaces are accessible, and will continue to support businesses in these efforts going forward.   For resources and more information, visit the Ontario government’s Newsroom website.
  Newsroom  


New Toll-Free Number to report AODA Violations

The Ontario Government has established a toll-free phone number for the public to report violations of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.)   The Ontario Government has less than ten years to become fully accessible to Ontarians with disabilities.    To report an AODA violation to the Government, call 1-866-515-2025.   (TTY: 1-800-268-7095)   For more detailed information, visit the AODA Alliance website.


Campaign: Fully Accessible Transit Is Critical To People With Disabilities

This spring the Toronto Transit Commission announced it intends to contravene the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by reneging on its commitment to full station accessibility by 2025.   SCI Ontario has come up with an easy way for people to urge Toronto’s mayoral candidates, their local city councillor and the Chair of the TTC  to make Toronto’s Transit fully accessible.   Please visit SCI Ontario website and fill the form to tell candidates that fully accessible transit is critical to people with disabilities, and that contravening the AODA and the slow pace of station retrofitting is not acceptable.


Public Forum at the Inclusive Design Institute at OCAD University

  The Inclusive Design Institute is hosting a public forum to gather comments on the progress towards achieving the goals for accessibility set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its standards.
The event will begin with a presentation by Dean Mayo Moran of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and then follow with an open forum with the stakeholder presenters. Dean Moran is conducting the second independent review of the province’s accessibility legislation OCAD’s goal is to document and send the conclusions and comments from this public forum to Dean Moran before June 1, 2014.
When: Monday, May 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: OCAD University, Inclusive Design Institute. 49 McCaul Street, Toronto.
RSVP by email to idi@ocadu.ca before May 20, 2014.
If you require accommodations to participate fully in this event please contact Pat Murray: Email: idi@ocadu.ca Phone: 416 977-6000 ext. 3967
   


AODA Consultation with Charles Beer

Charles Beer is doing the first 5-year review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) has arranged for Mr. Beer to meet with Ontarians on-line at a free, “Town Hall” type of meeting.

When:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: On-line – IDEAL Auditorium 1  www.ideal-group.org/cwdo/


Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Ontario has appointed Charles Beer to conduct a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  The review will involve consultations, meetings and submissions.  Public meetings will be held in Sudbury on October 1, 2009, in Ottawa on October 6, 2009, in Toronto on October 14, 2009 and in London on October 20, 2009.


David Lepofsky Becomes New Chair of AODA Alliance

The AODA Alliance today announces that at the unanimous invitation of the AODA Alliance’s board, David Lepofsky has agreed to take on the role of the chair of the AODA Alliance.

For more information, click here. 
 


Important Paid AODA Focus Group

  The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is going to hold three focus groups as they are building the specific standards of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).   These focus groups are specifically for people with disabilities, and are an opportunity for us to have our voices, needs and realities heard as this important legislation is brought forth.   And you will get paid $50 for your contribution!   These focus groups will be held on May 23 (evening) and May 24 (afternoon and evening) at the ADO office at 400 University Ave. Each session will last between one hour and an hour and a half.    Interested? Please contact Brian Kon, Senior Consultant, Accessibility Services of Ontario March of Dimes at 647-298-3463 by Friday, May 12, 2006.