If you are a private or non-profit organization with 20+ employees, you are required to file a 2014 accessibility compliance report by December 31, 2014. The compliance report can be filed online by registering at www.ontario.ca/ONeSource.
The accessibility compliance report requirement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) is a method of confirming that you have met all of your current obligations under the AODA.
If you cannot answer “yes” to all of the questions on the accessibility compliance report, you may want to contact a lawyer or someone experienced in accessibility legislation to assist you in meeting your obligations under the AODA.
All private and non-profit organizations with 50+ employees are also required to provide training to staff, by January 1, 2015, on the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation that apply to the organization’s business, and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. If you are a private or non-profit organization with 49 employees or less you are not required to provide this training to your staff until January 1, 2016.