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AODA Resources

Resources on issues of accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Understanding the AODA Compliance Report

Public organizations, non-profits, and private businesses must complete an AODA compliance report. This report is a way to make sure that organizations are on track with the goal of making a fully accessible province by 2025. This report confirms that businesses have met their AODA needs.

AODA Compliance Reports

The AODA compliance report is a self-assessment of an organization’s status in terms of compliance with all provincial accessibility requirements.


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness of the positive impact that people with disabilities have when they are employed.

In addition, the public also needs to know that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is high. Most people with disabilities are capable of working but they are still out of work.  Many people responsible for hiring believe in a number of myths about employing people with disabilities. Thus, people with disabilities are often left unemployed.


General AODA Requirements

Previously, we have written about what the AODA is and AODA requirements for specific organizations, such as AODA requirements for private businesses and non-profits with 20-49 workers. We have also introduced the different standards that your organization has had to comply with over the past few years. In this article, we will outline the general AODA requirements that all non-profits, as well as private and public sector businesses, must comply with.


AODA Requirements for Public Sector Organizations with 50 or More Workers

The AODA has different requirements for different kinds of workplaces, depending on whether they are public or private and how many workers they have. Here we outline the AODA requirements for public sector organizations with 50 or more workers.

How to Count Workers

First, to find out which set of rules your private or non-profit business needs to comply with, you need to know how to count your workers. You must count every worker who is:


AODA Requirements for Public Sector Organizations with 1-49 Workers

The AODA has different requirements for different kinds of workplaces, depending on whether they are public or private and how many workers they have. Here we outline the AODA requirements for public sector organizations with 1-49 workers.

How to Count Workers

First, to find out which set of rules your private or non-profit business needs to comply with, you need to know how to count your workers. You must count every worker who is: