Organizations across Ontario are required to comply with accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility recognizes that the COVID-19 outbreak has created challenges for many businesses and non-profit organizations. For that reason, as director authorized by the AODA, I am exercising my discretion under section 14 of the AODA to extend the accessibility compliance reporting deadline from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This adjusted deadline applies to private sector organizations (i.e. businesses and non-profit), subject to the AODA, that have 20 or more employees in Ontario.
Details on completing and filing an accessibility compliance report are available at Ontario.ca/accessibilityreport.
If you require additional assistance with filing your compliance report, or would like this notice in an alternate format, please contact us at:
- Phone: 1-866-515-2025 / 416-849-8276
- TTY: 1-888-335-6611 / 416-326-0148 / Email: [email protected]
(Excerpt from a memo sent out on October 5, 2020 by Garth Napier, Director, Compliance and Enforcement Branch, AODA Division, Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility)