The Council believes in equal opportunity and is committed to providing a barrier-free environment that allows all people to maintain their independence and dignity. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005)Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) (AODA), and its associated Regulations and strive to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner.
The AODA is a provincial act with the purpose of developing, implementing, and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities with respect to: goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises. Under the AODA, the Ontario Regulation 191/11 entitled “Integrated Accessibility Standards”Ontario Regulation 191/11 entitled “Integrated Accessibility Standards” came into force on July 1, 2011.
This regulation establishes accessibility standards for information and communications, employment, transportation, design of public spaces and customer service. Businesses and non-profit organizations must comply with the phased-in requirements of these standards beginning January 1, 2012.
The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (MYAP) outlines the policies, and actions that the Council has put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities. The current plan covers a five-year period (2020-2025). This MYAP addresses the specific, mandatory requirements of the AODA and is available in an alternative format upon request.
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