Category Duty to Accomodate

The AODA is the Law In Ontario PLUS it makes for an excellent business case!

Only 30% of employers in Ontario are compliant with the Customer Service Standard (CSS) of the AODA. As part of the CSS compliance, Optimal Performance developed an easy to use, effective elearning tool which takes approx 30 min for your employees to review, take quizzes and show learning has occurred. Certificates of completion are issued […]

Optimal’s Accessibility Practice has a Challenge for our Clients and Readers!

OPC’s Challenge to all Clients & Readers On Monday “disable” yourself and try to do your everyday tasks for the entire day, from your commute to work to returning home to make a meal to heading to your gym for your exercise. When we were students of the Rehabilitation Medicine; Physiotherapy program at the University […]

Do you think your DM program is solid? Attend this weeks Federated Press event in Toronto to learn how to take this up a notch

How is your DM and RTW program holding up with those back injuries which just will not go away? Is your RTW program advanced enough to guide employees with mental health illnesses? Have you tied your DM program in with the new AODA Act for Ontario as per the new IASR requirements? If it is […]

Get Ready for CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700: Canada’s First National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Canadian Standards Association has just released its much anticipated new Workplace Mental Health & Safety Standard referred to as CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700.  This standard recommends the first National Standard on this topic and is applicable to all sizes and types of workplaces in Canada.  The document was just released November 7th 2012 and refers […]

The INTEGRATED ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS REGULATION UNDER THE AODA­ summarized by Optimal Performance Consultants AODA Experts

­ On June 3, 2011, the Ontario government released the final Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (the “Final Regulation”) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA” or the “Act“). The Final Regulation combines accessibility standards in three areas – information and communication, employment, and transportation – and came into force July 1, […]

Design of Public Spaces in the Built Environment In Ontario Just Released

Design of Public Spaces in the Built Environment In Ontario Just Released.

There is a measureable ROI in hiring disabled employees

There is a measurement ROI in hiring disabled employees

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