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AODA Resources

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

White Cane Week

This week is White Cane Week!

White Cane Week takes place across Canada in the first full week of February every year. The week raises awareness about how blind people travel and make a difference in their communities. In 2021, White Cane Week takes place from Sunday, February 7th to Saturday, February 13th.


International Epilepsy Day

Today is International Epilepsy Day!

International Epilepsy Day takes place around the world  on the second Monday of February every year. This day is a chance to spread awareness about what epilepsy is. In addition, the day also spreads awareness about the need for more treatments for and research about epilepsy.


Accessible Employment in Ontario and Manitoba

Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws. Moreover, the third review of the AODA recommends that the Ontario government should support this aim by aligning its accessibility law, the AODA, with the laws of other provinces and the country. If the governments work together to make these laws more similar, the AODA standards may change to align with laws in other places across the country. In this article, we will explore accessible employment in Ontario and Manitoba.


Accessible Customer Service in Ontario and Manitoba

Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws. Moreover, the third review of the AODA recommends that the Ontario government should support this aim by aligning its accessibility law, the AODA, with the laws of other provinces and the country. If the governments work together to make these laws more similar, the AODA standards development process may change to align with laws in other places across the country. In this article, we will explore accessible customer service in Ontario and Manitoba.


Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Next week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place across Canada from February 1st to February 7th every year. During this week, eating disorders groups throughout Canada raise awareness about how eating disorders impact people’s lives. Moreover, they also teach the public about supports that help people who have eating disorders to live full lives.