Accessibility Services Canada is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits and businesses in Canada to understand and comply with provincial accessibility legislations. We have helped thousands of organizations successfully meet, and exceed, their legal requirements. A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation on accessibility, Accessibility Services Canada brings solutions to your organization’s needs at each phase of compliance. Whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, accessibility audits, or ongoing training requirements, we are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all organizations.
In 2010, we began designing and delivering a series of year-long AODA projects, funded by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (Ontario Government), in partnership with provincial organizations. The first project was with the Ontario Nonprofit Network and that project was so successful that it was extended, running from 2010-2012. Three years later (2015-2016), ONN received a second grant and Accessibility Services Canada was hired as the Subject Matter Expert to design and deliver workshops and webinars around the province.
Other ADO funded EnAbling Change projects we have lead have been with the Alliance for Healthier Communities (formerly the Association of Ontario Health Centres (2013-2014); with the Ontario Camps Association (2017-2018); and with the Ontario BIA Association (four projects: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2018-2019 & 2019-2021).
The third project we led for the Ontario BIA Association was an EnAbling Change Project entitled “Accessibility on Main Street”. The project aimed to identify the built environment accessibility challenges experienced by OBIAA’s 300 BIAs and their more than 60,000 business members and to offer a range of possible solutions. As part of this project, Constance researched and wrote a low-cost, no-cost handbook for businesses entitled “The Business of Accessibility“.
Our most recent project is our fourth with the Ontario BIA Association, in partnership with the Ontario Government, and was focused on the accessibility of heritage buildings. We designed and delivered the “Accessing Our Heritage” virtual conference in October 2021. View the conference recordings.
In June of 2019, as more provinces had passed their own accessibility legislation, Accessibility Ontario changed its name to Accessibility Services Canada in order to better serve and reflect the increasing number of clients from across the country.