The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law in 2005. The five parts or Standards that make up AODA require all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses across Ontario who have one or more staff to be compliant. The first three deadlines have passed and the next one is on January 1st, 2016.
Are you ready and up-to-date?
January 1st, 2016 is the next deadline to file your report.
If your organization has between 1 – 49 employees, you have to train your staff which includes employees and volunteers, on Ontario’s accessibility laws. They must be trained on the accessibility requirements that apply to their job and organization. The organization must provide easy access to people with disabilities to submit feedback.
If your organization has 50+ employees you need to make your public information accessible when asked and execute as soon as possible how to meet their needs. This public information includes making your employment practices including your hiring process, retention programs and career development opportunities accessible.
Are you at risk?
If found guilty of a major offence under this Act an employee and/or the organization can be fined up to $50,000 for each day the violation continues. A corporation that is guilty can be fined up to $100,000 per day. Employees with signing authority of a corporation who are found guilty are liable to a fine of up to $50,000 a day.
PTC Recruiting is your resource partner and has AODA experts ready to help prepare your company and file your reports.
Call us today to discuss how PTC Recruiting is part of your solution.