Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law in 2005 with the stated purpose of “recognizing the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario” and to “achieve accessibility in goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises” by 2025.  To achieve this objective, a series of standards have been developed which organizations must comply with.

As of June 2017, businesses and non-profit organizations with 1-19 employees (such as midwifery practice groups) are required to: