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Under section 7 organizations are required to train persons in their organization on
The regulation requires that the training should be appropriate to the duties of the people being trained.
Training applies to:
Organizations have the flexibility to determine the best training method for persons in their organization.
Organizations are required to train persons as soon as practical and possible, and provide updated training based on any changes to their policies on an ongoing basis.
All organizations (except small private and not-for-profit organizations with 1-49 employees) must keep records of the number of individuals who were trained, and the dates that training was provided.
The deadline depends on your organization’s type and size:
They address the section 7 requirement under the IASR that all organizations must provide training to employees, volunteers and others on the requirements of the regulation as it relates to a person’s duties. The training resources provide a basic overview of the requirements. Some individuals may need additional training on specific requirements that are appropriate to their duties.
Yes. The resources on the AccessForward website were developed by Curriculum Services Canada in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario under the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Partnership Program.
Yes. The Ontario Human Rights Commission developed a video-based training module that specifically addresses that requirement. The module was developed in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. It’s available at the Commission’s website at: www.ohrc.on.ca/en/learning/working-together-ontario-human-rights-code-and-accessibility-ontarians-disabilities-act opens in a new window
It’s recommended that you start by reading Your Guide to Section 7 Training opens in a new window. The guide is intended for the person or team in your organization who is responsible for setting up and running the training required under section 7. The guide outlines the requirements for this training and offers practical information and tips to help you set up a training program that meets the needs of your organization.
It is up to your organization to determine the training needs of your organization, how you may want to use the training tools to meet those needs, and how to record completion of the training.
Your Guide to Section 7 Training opens in a new window provides suggestions on how completions can be tracked. For example:
Instructions to download the modules are provided on the Module Downloads opens in a new window page.
Yes. The module files can be customized to meet your organization’s training needs. Please note that the modules should only be used internally by your organization and cannot be used for commercial gain. Please refer to the information and instructions provided on the Module Downloads opens in a new window page.
The training modules are intended to provide an outline of the requirements and may not include all the details for every specific requirement.
For complete details of the requirements, please refer to the regulation directly by going to www.e-laws.gov.on.ca opens in a new window, select a language, click on Search or Browse Current Consolidated Law, and type in “Integrated Accessibility Standards” or “Ontario Regulation 191/11”.
Or, refer to the Guide to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation opens in a new window on the Government of Ontario’s website.
The Government’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Contact Centre (ServiceOntario) is available to answer your questions on the accessibility standards.
TTY: 416-325-3408 / Toll-free: 1-800-268-7095
Please email Curriculum Services Canada at: [email protected]