Being an accessible employer means that you have removed barriers within your employment practices and your workplace culture. It also means that you are inclusive and accommodating of employees and candidates with disabilities.
By adopting accessible recruitment strategies to include talented, qualified co-op students and permanent employees with disabilities, your organization will be better prepared for current and future recruitment challenges.
This page features resources for policy, information, and best accessibility practices from the first job posting to the first day in the workplace and beyond.
- Learn about Ontario's accessibility laws
- Read the Integrated Accessibility Standards (O. Reg. 191/11)
- Learn how to comply with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
- Learn about the Duty to Accommodate for Ontario Employers
- If you’re an employer in the province of Ontario, and your organization has at least 20 employees, you’re required to submit a compliance report
- Learn about the Duty to Accommodate for Canadian employers
- Learn how to adopt accessibility best practices with the Hire For Talent employer toolkit.
- Additional accessibility resources have been developed for both small and large businesses by the President's Group, a network of British Columbia business leaders:
- Understand that all people experience disabilities differently. Disabilities can be permanent, temporary or suspected/undisclosed.
- Workplace accommodations vary by an individual's situation. It’s important to learn about accommodations and speak with your employees about what they need to meaningfully participate while respecting the right to privacy. Visit our FAQ page to learn about implementing accommodations for your employees.
- Speak to your human resources representative for policies and practices already in place in your organization. If you don't have an HR rep, learn how you can create an accessibility plan and policy.
- Take a quiz to learn how you can improve your organization’s accessibility practices: Beyond Compliance: Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations
To further develop your organization’s accessibility practices, check out the Employers’ Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People With Disabilities, Second Edition (PDF)
This resource covers topics such as recruitment and employment, including tips and best practices in interviewing and assessment