Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) private or non-profit organizations with twenty or more employees are required to file accessibility compliance reports every three years, with the first report having been due December 31, 2014.
Each report has questions tailored to an organization’s sector and size and an individual who has the authority to bind the organization must file the report once it has been completed. The report itself is not complicated and requires the organization to confirm whether or not they are in compliance with the AODA and have the proper policies, practices and procedures in place for providing goods or services to people with disabilities.
If a report is not filed, organizations risk enforcement actions being taken, including financial penalties, court enforcement and prosecution.
The report and instructions on how to complete it can be found online here. Drache Aptowitzer LLP can help you create a AODA compliance plan for your organization to make sure it stays on track.