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Resources​​ for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

On-Demand Webinars

Join HRPA, Ellen Waxman, leading expert formerly responsible for the development of AODA standards and compliance rules, and Louie DiPalma, Director at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, for a one-hour webinar on what you need to do to meet the requirements of the AODA Customer Service Standard.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements for accessible websites came into law in January 2014 and are being phased in over the next few years. The AODA Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications requires organizations to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities, including providing accessible formats and communications supports.

Join AODA expert Ellen Waxman for a one-hour webinar on how to meet the requirements for developing a mandatory Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Join HRPA, AODA expert Ellen Waxman, and Ben St. Louis, of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario for a one-hour webinar on how to meet AODA compliance and reporting requirements.

Join HRPA and Lyndsey Breslow, Senior Design Instructor from Curriculum Services Canada, to learn training requirements under the AODA Integrated Accessible Standards Regulation.

Join HRPA, AODA expert Ellen Waxman, and Barney Owens, Director of Response at the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to learn how to meet AODA requirements around developing emergency plans.

Join HRPA for a one-hour webinar on how to comply with the AODA Employment Standard.

Join AODA expert Ellen Waxman and Diya Gill, Manager, Human Services Leadership Program, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), on making stakeholder engagement accessible and on conducting accessible meetings and events.

Learn what your organization can do to make environments more inclusive for employees, clients and customers. Invite your planners and facility managers to attend.

Join Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Institute at OCAD University, and leading world-wide expert in a discussion of inclusive design principles with a particular focus on print and digital media.

Join Paul Ronan of the Ontario Parks Association and Jim Sander of Playcheck Services for an extremely informative presentation on accessible playgrounds.

Other HRPA AODA Compliance Resources

Six hilarious videos that deal with requirement of the AODA Employment Standard (in English, French and described video). These videos are a very engaging way to communicate with students, employees and others.

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Government of Ontario General Information and Compliance Resources



Resources for Managing Disabilities in the Workplace and Return to Work

National Institute for Disability Management and Rehabilitation (NIDMAR)

HRPA partners with the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) and Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Science's (PCU-WHS) to provide members with workplace disability management assessment tools and educational resources to help establish effective disability management programs in Ontario workplaces.

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Epilepsy@Work: A toolkit for HR Professionals​​

Developed by Epilepsy Toronto, the epilepsy@work​ toolkit provides training and resources to companies and organizations that have employees with epilepsy. The toolkit features information around accommodating employees with a seizure disorder and focuses on three primary areas:

  • Understanding epilepsy in the workplace course

  • Seizure safety (including video seizure simulator)​

  • First aid, just-in-time resources for HR professionals, managers and occupational health and safety specialists

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The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

(CCRW) vision is to create a Canada where all persons with disabilities have equal employment opportunity.


Job Accommodation Service (JAS®)

JAS® provides employers across Canada with advice, consultation, training, and assessment services to assist in workplace accommodations, disability management, conflict prevention, and risk reduction of occupational disabilities.

Completing your accessibility compliance report

​It's the law!


You must submit an accessibility report:

  • every three years for a not-for-profit organization or business
  • every two years for a public-sector organization

The compliance report confirms that you have met your current accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you don't complete your accessibility compliance report, you could face enforcement which can include financial penalties.

More information​


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in 2005 with an overall goal of an accessible Ontario by 2025. Accessibility Standards have been developed for five key areas of daily living:

The first Standard was the Customer Service Standard​. The remaining four Standards were combined into one regulation called the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
Note: The Design of Public Spaces Standard was only recently added to the IASR. Enhancement to accessibility in buildings will happen at a later date through Ontario’s Building Code, which governs new construction and renovations in buildings.

Downlo​ad a brief Q&A​​

 

View HRPA’s Comm​itment t​o Accessibility​

Resources​​ for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

On-Demand Webinars

Join HRPA, Ellen Waxman, leading expert formerly responsible for the development of AODA standards and compliance rules, and Louie DiPalma, Director at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, for a one-hour webinar on what you need to do to meet the requirements of the AODA Customer Service Standard.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements for accessible websites came into law in January 2014 and are being phased in over the next few years. The AODA Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications requires organizations to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities, including providing accessible formats and communications supports.

Join AODA expert Ellen Waxman for a one-hour webinar on how to meet the requirements for developing a mandatory Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Join HRPA, AODA expert Ellen Waxman, and Ben St. Louis, of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario for a one-hour webinar on how to meet AODA compliance and reporting requirements.

Join HRPA and Lyndsey Breslow, Senior Design Instructor from Curriculum Services Canada, to learn training requirements under the AODA Integrated Accessible Standards Regulation.

Join HRPA, AODA expert Ellen Waxman, and Barney Owens, Director of Response at the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to learn how to meet AODA requirements around developing emergency plans.

Join HRPA for a one-hour webinar on how to comply with the AODA Employment Standard.

Join AODA expert Ellen Waxman and Diya Gill, Manager, Human Services Leadership Program, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), on making stakeholder engagement accessible and on conducting accessible meetings and events.

Learn what your organization can do to make environments more inclusive for employees, clients and customers. Invite your planners and facility managers to attend.

Join Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Institute at OCAD University, and leading world-wide expert in a discussion of inclusive design principles with a particular focus on print and digital media.

Join Paul Ronan of the Ontario Parks Association and Jim Sander of Playcheck Services for an extremely informative presentation on accessible playgrounds.

Other HRPA AODA Compliance Resources

Six hilarious videos that deal with requirement of the AODA Employment Standard (in English, French and described video). These videos are a very engaging way to communicate with students, employees and others.

govt

Government of Ontario General Information and Compliance Resources



Resources for Managing Disabilities in the Workplace and Return to Work

National Institute for Disability Management and Rehabilitation (NIDMAR)

HRPA partners with the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) and Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Science's (PCU-WHS) to provide members with workplace disability management assessment tools and educational resources to help establish effective disability management programs in Ontario workplaces.

epilepsy

Epilepsy@Work: A toolkit for HR Professionals​​

Developed by Epilepsy Toronto, the epilepsy@work​ toolkit provides training and resources to companies and organizations that have employees with epilepsy. The toolkit features information around accommodating employees with a seizure disorder and focuses on three primary areas:

  • Understanding epilepsy in the workplace course

  • Seizure safety (including video seizure simulator)​

  • First aid, just-in-time resources for HR professionals, managers and occupational health and safety specialists

epilepsy

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

(CCRW) vision is to create a Canada where all persons with disabilities have equal employment opportunity.


Job Accommodation Service (JAS®)

JAS® provides employers across Canada with advice, consultation, training, and assessment services to assist in workplace accommodations, disability management, conflict prevention, and risk reduction of occupational disabilities.

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