Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA)
The purpose of the ODA is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to their full participation in life in the Province.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
The purpose of the AODA is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunity as everyone else in Ontario to obtain goods and services. Under the AODA, businesses and organizations who provide goods and services to people in Ontario will be required to meet certain accessibility standards in five (5) important areas of our lives - customer service, transportation, information and communications, built environment and employment.
Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07)
The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service came into force on January 1, 2008 and the Town as a public sector organization had to comply with the requirements by January 1, 2010.
Assistive Devices at Town Facilities
Front Row-to-Go portable FM system may be available for use when attending functions such as a Town meeting - phone Human Resources at (807)229-1340 x2234 to inquire
Portable Aquatic Lift at the Port Hole Pool
Power Assist Doors:
Power assist door openers are installed at the front doors of the Town Hall, the main doors at the Recreation Complex, and the front door at Lakeview Community Hall.
Service animals are welcome at Town facilities; however, pets are prohibited per By-Law 1598.
A wheelchair-accessible viewing platform is in place at the west end (closest to Peninsula Road) of the arena.
Help Us Identify Barriers
Sidewalks/Curb Cuts Poster
Integrated Accessibility Standard (Ontario Regulation 191/11)
The Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR) came into force in 2011 and combines three standards – Information and Communications, Employment, and Transportation - and the requirements currently in regulation are being phased in between 2011 and 2021.
Other Accessibility Resources
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment - Making Ontario Accessible
Access Forward - free resources to help organizations meet their training requirements under the IASR (general requirements, information and communications, employment, transportation, design of public spaces)
Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) training module - Working Together: the OHRC and the AODA
AODA Enabling Change Series of videos created by Human Resources Professionals Association