Category Accessibility in Ontario

How RE, FMs, Building Owners plus the A&D Professionals must support employment standards (IASR) Join us for the BOMATO Event Feb 9th Jane Sleeth speaker

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance. Source: How FMs can support employment standards There are seats available for Tuesday Feb 9th BOMATO event. From 7:30 to 9:30 Jane Sleeth Principal and Head of Ergonomic & Universal Design at Optimal […]

The Stakes are rising for compliance with Recruitment & Hiring of People with Disabilities. Breakfast Seminar Jan 27

A new AODA Seminar by OPC/Steelcase January 27th. The Stakes are rising for compliance with Recruitment & Hiring of People with Disabilities. Jan 4, 2016 2016 brings more complex mandatory AODA requirements for ALL employers in Ontario. The requirements – the IASR or Integrated Accessible Standards – will require communication and collaboration with HR, IT, Software […]

Its 2016. Do you know the status of your AODA, AMDA & Accessible BC 2024 compliance programs?

Its 2016. Do you know the status of your AODA, AMDA & Accessible BC 2024 compliance programs? Dec 30, 2015 Its soon to be 2016! Remember when we were celebrating the year 2000? Much has happened in the area of making provinces accessible for all business, retail, homes/condos mostly in Ontario and now in Manitoba […]

New Employer Risk in 2016: Employment & Accessibility

As 2016 nears employers in Ontario will once again have to get moving with a new set of legal obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (called the AODA). We remain surprised in our consulting practice how this significant and far reaching employment law has kept so low a profile for many employers (despite being 10 year old employment law […]

Beware “ergonomic” firms who oversell “ergonomic” furniture including Sit to Stand Workstations says OPC Inc.

1. OPC Inc conducted a QUALITATIVE ERGONOMIC CLIENT Study following our Client’s move to their new building located in Toronto ON. For the purposes of this qualitative study we reviewed the First Floor & Sub Floor where there were a total of 29 workstations sold to and installed by a well known “ergonomic” firm who […]

Do 65% of employers in Ontario not care about hiring or keeping employees with disabilities?

65% of employers in Ontario as of this week are NOT compliant with the basic Customer Service Standards of the AODA. Does this send a very strong message to PwD that 65% of employers and/or businesses do not care about hiring or keeping disabled employees or care about their disabled and aging clients/customers? That is […]

Mayo Moran’s review of the AODA by First Reference Forget Compliance Look at the Business Case

Source: blog.firstreference.com 65% of companies in Ontario are NOT compliant with the basic CSS Phase 1 of the AODA Act. This means PwD + aging populations in Canada cannot access the workplace fully, cannot access retail and restaurants or vacation spots in which to spend their money. The marketplace worldwide for PwD is the same […]