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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Resources

posted on September 9, 2014

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Resources

The Government of the Province of Ontario enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005. This act lays the framework for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.

The CSAE Trillium Chapter has secured funding from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment via its EnAbling Change Partnership Program to help Ontario-based not-for-profit organizations and their product and services suppliers comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the accessibility standards.

The CSAE Trillium Chapter is coordinating resources to assist you and your members to comply with this important piece of legislation. As a member of CACEE, you have access to these resources which will help you comply in a timely manner.

The objective of these workshops is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, abilities and practice to satisfy the compliance requirements specific to your particular organization. Participants will be provided with the information, tools and resources required to enable your organization to comply with this legislation in a timely and cost-effective manner. The early registration fee for the workshop is $50. Each workshop will have the same information, so please choose the one that is most convenient for you.

Workshop Schedule
October 7, 2014 – Toronto, Old Mill Toronto (register here)  Early Registration is September 16
October 15, 2014 – Ottawa, Delta Ottawa City Centre (register here)  Early Registration is September 24
November 24, 2014 – Markham (registration not yet open)
November 26, 2014 – Kingston (registration not yet open)
January 15, 2015 – Oakville, Hilton Garden Inn Oakville (register here)
January 20, 2015 – Toronto (registration not yet open)
January 21, 2015 – Ottawa, Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport (register here)
February 4, 2015 – Kitchener, Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo (register here)
March 6, 2015 – Ottawa, Ottawa Convention Centre (register here)

Over the next several months we will be hosting a number of webinars, each focusing on a different aspect of the AODA. The cost of participating in the 1.5 webinar is $10. We have just launched the first two webinars.

Webinar Schedule
September 18, 2014 - Overview of the AODA (register here)
October 2, 2014 - Creation of the Customer Service Standard and the Business Case for Compliance (register here)

Online Resources
What is accessibility? It simply means giving people of all abilities opportunities to participate fully in everyday life. Click on the link above to access several online resources to assist you with your knowledge, understanding and compliance of the AODA.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops or webinars please contact the Project Coordinator, Paulette Vinette, CAE at 905.469.8541or email paulette@solutionstudioinc.com.