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Definition of Disability

The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) and the AODA include the same definition of disability. However, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) interprets this definition broadly. The OHRC’s Policy on Ableism and Discrimination Based on Disability explains how people who have a disability are protected from discrimination. In addition, the Policy explains that the Code also protects people who are perceived to have a disability.


Come to a March 9, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Helping Stop Toronto from Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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March 5, 2021

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We’ll have more news to report to you over the coming days about the disability community’s campaign to protect Torontonians with disabilities and indeed all of us from the injuries and accessibility barriers that would be suffered if Toronto wrongly decides to allow electric scooters (e-scooters). Here is just some of the latest news.


What is the Ontario Human Rights Code?

Under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), organizations must comply with the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In addition, they must also follow requirements under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code). In other words, the AODA and the Code work together to promote accessibility and reduce discrimination in Ontario.


Epilepsy Awareness Month

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Epilepsy Awareness Month takes place across Canada in March every year. During this month, Canadians can learn about what epilepsy is and how it affects people’s lives in different ways.

Epilepsy Awareness Month

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have seizures. A seizure happens when brain activity is disrupted for a few seconds to a few minutes. Moreover, the kind of seizure a person has depends on which parts of the brain are affected.


Ontario Human Rights Commission Echoes More Serious Concerns with the Ontario Critical Care Triage Plan – Will the Ford Government Start to Listen This Time?

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

Ontario Human Rights Commission Echoes More Serious Concerns March 2, 2021

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