Accessibility Smart Businesses Project

Legislative Information

Government of Ontario –

Ontario Human Rights Commission –

Ontario Building Code –

Definition of “Disability” (OHRC) –


The Road to Inclusion: Integrating people with disabilities into the workplace (Deloitte) –

Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces –

Rethinking Disability in the Private (Government of Canada) –

Guides & Handbooks

Employer’s Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People with Disabilities (2nd Edition) – Conference Board of Canada –

Taping the Talents of People with Disabilities: A guide for employers – Conference Board of Canada –

Taking Action: An HR Guide Hiring And Retaining Employees with Disabilities (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters) –

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers –

Employer Support Organizations

Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network for Persons with Disabilities (JOIN) –

Community Living Ontario –

Canadian Business SenseAbility –

Ability First –

Success Stories, Videos, Testimonials

Ability First: Employer Success Stories –

Canadian Business SenseAbility: Employer Success Stories –

Disability Sensitivity Training Video (DC Government Office of Disability Rights) –

 Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability –

Awards & Grants

Ontario MainStreet Accessibility Award (OBIAA) –

David Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility –

Ability First Coalition Awards –

Abilities Connect Fund –

EnAbling Accessibility Fund –

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities –

If you would like further information on the Accessibility Smart Businesses Project, please contact Constance Exley, Project Manager at or Kay Matthews, OBIAA Executive Director at