The new year is fast approaching, bringing with it colder weather, holiday party invites and… a filing obligation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

If you are a business or non-profit organization with 20 or more employees in Ontario, you must file an Accessibility Compliance Report by December 31, 2017.

The report asks 17 questions regarding your organization’s compliance with AODA regulations, including:

  • Does your organization notify its employees and the public about the availability of accommodations during the recruitment process?
  • Does your organization provide employees with updated information about its policies to support employees with disabilities?
  • Does your organization prepare individualized workplace emergency response information for employees with disabilities?

Failing to complete an Accessibility Compliance Report could result in financial penalties. To download your Accessibility Compliance Report, click here.

For more information or for assistance in fulfilling your AODA obligations, contact a member of the Employment Law group at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.