Breakfast Seminar BOMA- Toronto
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the Law. What Building Owners and Facility Managers must know in order to Comply.
Tuesday, March 24 2015 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Acadian Court – 401 Bay Street West
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is an innovative yet complex regulation passed by the Ontario Government with the goal of developing a fully accessible province for persons with disabilities by 2025. The law takes a proactive approach with respect to accessibility by developing and implementing accessibility standards. There are now 3 main Standards in place including Customer Service Standard, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) which includes Design of Public Space; and now the Ontario Building Code which contains major changes to barrier free design in both public and private sector built environments starting January 2015! This is starting to be noticed finally by the commercial real-estate sector.
Before December 31, 2014, obligated organizations with 20 or more employees should have filed a second report informing the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario that they are in compliance and achieving accessibility under the Customer Service Standard. On December 31, 2014, organizations with 50 or more employees should have reported they have IASR Accessibility Policies plus a written Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. This must include plans for barrier-free design of all public space both inside and external to your buildings. There are number of training + Ontario Building Code requirements which came into effect January 1, 2015.
Members of BOMA-Toronto can attend no charge. Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of $50.00. Please contact BOMA-Toronto to sign up as seating is limited.