Just a reminder that the AODA is coming into effect at the end of the month for Ontario employers with over 20 staff. If you’re over 50 employees there are additional requirements. The article below summarizes well so you can see what is required.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005(the “AODA”) requires Ontario businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees to submit an accessibility compliance report every three (3) years. Beginning in 2014, accessibility compliance reports were required to be filed in 2017 and again in 2020, but as mentioned in our previous article, the deadline to file the 2020 accessibility compliance report was extended to June 30, 2021 by the Ontario government. With the deadline now fast approaching, organizations must review any accessibility areas they need to address in order to certify compliance with AODA requirements by this new deadline (to the extent they have not already done so).