10 years of action toward an accessible Ontario

People having fun at a community eventFor 10 years, public, private and non-profit organizations across Ontario have been working together to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities.

The government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005. It set out a clear goal and timeframe to make Ontario accessible by 2025.

Organizations and businesses have made great progress to reach that goal by training staff on accessible customer service, developing accessibility policies and multi-year plans, and making information and websites accessible.

Celebrate your achievements

Celebrate 10 years of achievements by organizing an event in your community. There are resources to help.

If you want to:

Call 1-866-515-2025 or email us.

Participate in community events

Look for and attend events that celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in your community in 2015.

April

Vaughan: April 29
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Avenue Banquet Hall
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for Vaughan
 
May

Timmins: May 6
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Cedar Meadows Resort 
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for Timmins
Register by April 22, 2015

Burlington: May 13
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Art Gallery of Burlington
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for Burlington
Register by April 29, 2015

Ottawa: May 14
Carleton University
Atrium, River Building
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“Enable Ottawa 2015”

Toronto: May 14-31
Art Exhibit: “The Reason Why” by Gabe Anderson, Creative Spirit Art Centre
Constituency Office of Cristina Martins, MPP
1199 Bloor Street West, Main Floor

North Bay: May 20
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Clarion Pinewood Resort
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for North Bay  
Register by May 6, 2015

Fergus (Township of Centre Wellington):  May 27
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Aboyne Hall (Wellington Museum)
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for Fergus
Register by May 13, 2015

Ottawa: May 29
AccessAbility Day 2015 – Accessibility for All
Ottawa City Hall
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please register in order to attend this free event as space is limited.

June

Ajax: June 4
Accessibility Awareness Night
Ajax Public Library Main Branch, 55 Harwood Avenue South
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thunder Bay: June 11
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Victoria Inn
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the event agenda for Thunder Bay
Register by May 28, 2015

Accessibility standards

The law has set standards that help people with disabilities participate fully in their communities.

Ontario now has mandatory accessibility standards in 5 areas of daily life:

Learn more