Hiring persons with disabilities will increase my Workers' Comp costs.
The Coalition recognizes that there are several agencies and organizations that are able to offer special expertise in their respective areas. In all cases, these resources are devoted to helping ensure your company is compliant with legislation as well as being more inclusive and accessible because it's not about being nice…it's good business.
Being familiar with the following provincial and federal legislation will help you reduce the risk of complaints and actions being filed against your organization.
Note: Legislation is always changing, so check regularly for updates and amendments.
Human Rights Code
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
Building Code Act, 1992
Fire Protection And Prevention Act, 1997
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997
Blind Persons’ Rights Act
Workshop on Duty to Accommodate Policy
The following is a list of programs and funding sources for businesses interested in making their workplaces barrier free.
New Horizons for Seniors Fund
Below are documents to help you create a more Inclusive Workplace.
A Place For All: A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Creating a Welcoming Workplace for Employees with Disabilities
The following links will take you to additional sources for employing persons with disabilities and making your workplace more accessible.
Business Takes Action (BTA)
The Employer Toolkit
Disabled Peoples' International
Employers' Advocacy Council
Tapping the Talents of People with Disabilities
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