Accessibility Smart Businesses Project

Legislative Information

Government of Ontario – https://www.ontario.ca/government/accessibility-laws

Ontario Human Rights Commission – http://www.ohrc.on.ca/

Ontario Building Code – http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10547.aspx

Definition of “Disability” (OHRC) – http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-and-guidelines-disability-and-duty-accommodate/2-what-disability

Research

The Road to Inclusion: Integrating people with disabilities into the workplace (Deloitte) – http://bit.ly/1L5HsFA

Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces – http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6264

Rethinking Disability in the Private (Government of Canada) – http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2013/rhdcc-hrsdc/HS64-21-2013-eng.pdf

Guides & Handbooks

Employer’s Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People with Disabilities (2nd Edition) – Conference Board of Canada – http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=7159

Taping the Talents of People with Disabilities: A guide for employers – Conference Board of Canada – http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=85

Taking Action: An HR Guide Hiring And Retaining Employees with Disabilities (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters) – http://on.cme-mec.ca/download.php?file=h6z1z1ea.pdf

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers – https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/employing_people_with_disabilities_toolkit_february_3_2015_v2.pdf

Employer Support Organizations

Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network for Persons with Disabilities (JOIN) – http://joininfo.ca/

Community Living Ontario – www.communitylivingontario.ca/

Canadian Business SenseAbility – http://www.senseability.ca/

Ability First – http://abilityfirst.ca/

Success Stories, Videos, Testimonials

Ability First: Employer Success Stories – http://abilityfirst.ca/employer-success-stories

Canadian Business SenseAbility: Employer Success Stories – http://www.senseability.ca/successstories

Disability Sensitivity Training Video (DC Government Office of Disability Rights) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8

 Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrS7-I_sMQ

Awards & Grants

Ontario MainStreet Accessibility Award (OBIAA) – http://www.obiaaconference.com/index.cfm?ID=179

David Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility – http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/onley.shtml

Ability First Coalition Awards – http://abilityfirst.ca/news/small-business-award-nominees

Abilities Connect Fund – http://www.occ.ca/programs/accessibility-works/abilities-connect/

EnAbling Accessibility Fund – www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/program/2082/

If you would like further information on the Accessibility Smart Businesses Project, please contact Constance Exley, Project Manager at director@accessontario.com or Kay Matthews, OBIAA Executive Director at info@obiaa.com