In line with CKCA’s recent partnership with HR Covered, we want to bring to your attention an important update to the AODA compliance requirements that some CKCA members may have missed.
You can find the reference to this on the Ontario website here
AODA Compliance Reporting
Deadline: December 31st
Before the end of 2023, all businesses, nonprofits with 20 or more employees/volunteers and all public sector organizations will need to confirm their ongoing compliance with the AODA and submit a compliance report to the Ontario Government. Penalties for non-compliance
Employers with less then 20 employees/volunteers must be able to prove they were fully compliant by the deadline but are not required to submit reporting
The AODA gives government authority to set monetary penalties to enforce compliance with accessibility standards. The maximum penalties under the AODA include:
A corporation/organization that is guilty can be fined up to $100,000 per day
Directors and officers of a corporation/organization that is guilty can be fined up to $50,000 per day
We have come to understand that the fines will be applied automatically for missing the deadline.
Ontario AODA accessibility report:
Completing your accessibility compliance report – The deadline set by the Ontario government to confirm compliance with the AODA, and the penalties for non-compliance, create a sense of urgency.
Businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees and public sector organizations must follow these steps to complete an accessibility compliance report. You will need to download the report, complete it and submit it
HR Covered is set up to help members through this cumbersome and time consuming process for a nominal fee.
CKCA’s contact atHR Covered is:
Vera Palmeri, Senior Account Executive, 1-647-277-9725 – email@example.com