AODA Consulting

 

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in 2005 by the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025. The Act applies to Public Sector, Broader Public Sector, Private and Not-for-Profit organizations, that provide goods and services to the public and has one or more employees.

AODA is a significant piece of legislation that is complicated and time-consuming to understand, and affects every organization within Ontario. Our AODA solutions provides clarity to your organization through quality Consulting and Training. We will help you understand and meet legislation for a more accessible workplace and environment. 

For those who do not have the time or the background to interpret the 5 different standards and the varying dates of compliances, the AODA team at WSPS will provide a “gap analysis” and identify the next steps.

The AODA Solutions are a combination of consulting services and training products for Ontario organizations with 1 or more employees. There are two sets of solutions, one designed to meet the Customer Service Standard (CSS), the other designed to meet the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR).

Solution Offerings

  • AODA Customer Service Standard
  • AODA Integrated Standard
  • AODA Feedback Report

Jennifer Threndyle, B.Comm., B.Ed., BMA, AODA Specialist

"AODA is the most comprehensive piece of legislation ever introduced in Ontario," she says, noting that with a province-wide compliance rate of 39%, there is still significant ground to cover. Jennifer Threndyle, B.Comm., B.Ed., BMA, AODA Specialist


Webinars

Accessibility and Health & Safety - Getting Started

This webinar will assist employers and decision makers in understanding the factors they will need to be aware of and discusses the importance of ingraining AODA in daily work practices. In addition, the webinar provides information on how AODA and Health & Safety are linked and provides tips, ideas and reference information on how employers can meet the requirements.

Articles

New AODA requirements are in effect now. Here's what you need to know

New AODA requirements are in effect now. Here's what you need to know

Under regulatory amendments that took effect July 1, all of an organization's employees and volunteers must now be trained on accessible customer service and how to interact with people with disabilities. "This is a significant shift," says Jennifer Threndyle, a WSPS consultant and AODA compliance expert. "Previously, only members of your organization who work with customers or create policies and procedures on how to interact with people with different disabilities required the training."

Jul 05, 2016
Meet your next AODA deadlines with this handy guide

Meet your next AODA deadlines with this handy guide

On track to meet your Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) obligations? Ontario's ambitious program to eliminate barriers for Ontarians with disabilities comes with workplace compliance deadlines. A series of tables below explains what's required to satisfy upcoming obligations. Failure to meet these deadlines puts employers at risk of fines, as well as less traditional but potentially greater consequences, such as being called up before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Jul 14, 2015