The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) was enacted back in 2005 with the intention of removing barriers for people with disabilities and promoting greater accessibility in our communities and workplaces. To ensure that the obligations under the AODA aren’t forgotten or neglected, the legislation imposed a positive obligation on businesses and not-for-profit organizations with 20 or more employees to file an accessibility compliance report every three years. The next reporting deadline – December 31, 2023 – is approaching rapidly. This is a legal requirement and a failure to comply can result in financial penalties.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance reporting deadline is just around the corner. Do you know what your obligations are?
Due to the expansive nature and implementation of the AODA standards, the AODA has embedded deadlines for compliance. The compliance deadline dates vary depending on the size of the organization and the industry sector. The upcoming AODA compliance deadlines are as follows: