Human Resources Legislative Update
Reminder of Upcoming Accessibility Compliance Report Deadline
Date: December 4, 2023
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets out the process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards in Ontario. Its purpose is to achieve accessibility standards for Ontarians with physical and mental disabilities by 2025. All levels of government, private sector organizations and non-profit organizations must comply with this legislation.
The Accessibility Compliance Report is a self-assessment of an organization’s status in terms of compliance with all provincial accessibility requirements, including the AODA. Compliance deadline dates depend on the size of the institution and the sector in which it operates. Set out below are the next Accessibility Compliance Report deadlines:
- By December 31, 2023, designated public sector organizations, including municipalities and other organizations identified in Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 191/11, are required to file an Accessibility Compliance Report. As a reminder, you must file an Accessibility Compliance Report every two years thereafter.
- By December 31, 2023, private sector organizations with 20+ employees and non-profit organizations with 20+ employees are required to file an Accessibility Compliance Report. As a reminder, you must file an accessibility compliance report every three years thereafter.
As part of your year-end housekeeping, we encourage you to review the deadlines above and confirm your organization’s compliance. If an organization does not complete its Accessibility Compliance Report, it could face enforcement measures, including financial penalties.
Please contact your regular Hicks Morley lawyer should you require any assistance.
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