Resources for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
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.
Government of Ontario General Information and Compliance Resources
- How to complete your accessibility compliance report: public sector organizations
Learn about your organization’s specific AODA obligations.
- Ministry of Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
AODA information including compliance deadlines, updates and news.
- Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Supporting a strong, innovative economy to provide jobs and opportunities for all Ontarians
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@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
The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
(CCRW) vision is to create a Canada where all persons with disabilities have equal employment opportunity.
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.
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:
- Customer service
- Information and communications
- Design of Public Spaces Standard
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.