Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Releases Independent Review of AODA
Date: June 1, 2010
On May 31, 2010, the government released Charles Beer’s independent review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
The government also announced that it is in the process of combining the information and communications, employment and transportation standards into a single, integrated regulation. This initiative is intended to make them “more flexible” for business. It further responds to some of Beer’s recommendations regarding the need to harmonize the standards and avoid the “silo” effect that creates duplication, overlap and uncertainty.