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Accessibility Reports for Private or Nonprofit Businesses

Under the AODA, private or non-profit businesses with twenty to forty-nine (20-49) workers, or fifty (50) or more workers, must complete accessibility reports every three years. The next accessibility reports for private or non-profit businesses were due on December 31st, 2021. However, the Ontario government has extended this deadline. Accessibility reports for private or non-profit businesses are now due on June 30th, 2021. Therefore, private or non-profit businesses with twenty or more workers should complete their reports by this deadline. In addition, if businesses have technical difficulties, they should let the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility know. The Ministry can help resolve technical problems.


Huron County Accessibility Crusader Tackles Bathrooms

Scott Miller CTV News London Videographer
Published Wednesday, June 9, 2021

BLYTH, ONT. –Julie Sawchuk has become somewhat of an accessible bathroom ‘crusader.’

“Building better bathrooms, that is kind of my thing,” says the Blyth mother of two.

Since losing the use of her legs, after being hit by passing motorist while cycling near Goderich in 2015, Julie Sawchuk has been tackling the sometimes uncomfortable world of bathroom accessibility.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

This month is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month!

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month takes place across Canada in June every year. During this month, mental health organizations throughout Canada raise awareness about what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is. Moreover, they also teach the public how this condition impacts people’s lives.


Upcoming Municipal Election Is Not Accessible to All, Says Advocate

‘At the end of the day, if we can’t even have a vote, then we’re not even being counted in society,’ says Lorelei Root June 8, 2021
By: Richard Vivian

A significant portion of residents will be prevented from casting a ballot in next year’s municipal election unless the city’s slate of approved voting methods is expanded, says accessibility advocate Lorelei Root, noting a staff recommendation to offer in-home voting won’t change that.


National Deafblind Awareness Month

June is National Deafblind Awareness Month!

National Deafblind Awareness Month takes place across Canada in June every year. During this month, Canadians can learn about the disability of deafblindness. In addition, Canadians can celebrate the achievements of deafblind people in their communities and throughout the country.