About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability. That's one in seven people. Over the next 20 years as the population ages, the number will rise to one in five Ontarians.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities section of the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Additional publications that provide useful information about the Standards. You will find both html and pdf versions on this site.
As all of the AODA Standards come into effect, people with disabilities will experience barriers being removed and prevented. The government is working to make Ontario accessible by 2025.
It can be helpful to know which organizations in Ontario and in Canada can provide additional information on specific disabilities. One can also learn a great deal from other countries that have established standards, best practices and are more advanced in specific areas of accessibility. This section contains links to disability related organizations and resources from other jurisdictions.
- Accessibility Ontario
- Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
- Independent Living Canada
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
- Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (formerly known as Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario)
- CHS Canadian Hearing Society
- CNIB, Canada
- Community Living Ontario
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada
- Ontario March of Dimes
- The Easter Seal Society, Ontario
- Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships, Canada
- CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
- Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Organization of Accessibility Information
- Accessibility Webpage - Mississauga
- Accessibility Webpage - London
- Accessibility Webpage - Region of Waterloo
- Accessibility Webpage - County of Haliburton
- Accessibility Webpage - Cornwall
- Accessibility Webpage - Oshawa
Vulnerable Persons Registry