Oct 24

Go ON: Building Accessible Communities

Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) and the Province of Ontario are announcing their collaboration to build accessible communities within the 200+ member business improvement areas (BIAs) of Ontario. Funding for this partnership comes from the ADO’s (Accessibility Directorate of Ontario) EnAbling Change Program.


“We look forward to reaching out to Ontario’s BIAs, and their members, with this Enabling Change Partnership,” said Ellen Timms, President of OBIAA

Go ON: Building Accessible Communities is a 15-month provincial outreach strategy to educate BIAs and their local businesses about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). OBIAA will form a Project Advisory Committee and is inviting expressions of interest from BIAs, municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees, as well as the business and disability communities to help build a greater understanding of accessibility and how businesses in Ontario can meet their obligations under the AODA.   If you are interested in working on the Accessibility Advisory Committee, contact OBIAA today.

The project will train BIA staff and local businesses across the province on the AODA through a series of workshops and webinars with accompanying tools and resources. The project will be culminated by the introduction of the new Ontario MainStreet Accessibility Awards to celebrate and recognize best practices in accessibility for local businesses.

Accessible Committee – Terms of Reference