The regulation may influence how your organization operates; therefore, it’s important for people in your organization to be aware of the requirements and the importance of accessibility. This is why training is a requirement.
Organizations must provide training on the requirements of the regulation as it relates to a person’s duties – and on the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities.
Training must be provided to:
For example, training as it relates to a person's duties means a public relations officer of a municipal transit system may need training on the Transportation Standard, whereas an administrative assistant may not. Similarly, a human resources professional or manager may need training on the Employment Standard, while this may not be necessary for a security guard or accountant.
Organizations are also required to provide training when the organization’s accessibility policies change.
All organizations except small organizations must keep a record of the training provided, including the dates the training took place and the number of individuals trained.
|Organization Type||Compliance By|
|Government of Ontario and Legislative Assembly||January 1, 2013|
|Large designated public sector organizations||January 1, 2014|
|Small designated public sector organizations and Large organizations||January 1, 2015|
|Small organizations (1 to 49 employees)||January 1, 2016|
Government of Ontario and Legislative Assembly must comply by January 1, 2013
Large designated public sector organizations must comply by January 1, 2014
Small designated public sector organizations, and large organizations with 50 or more employees must comply by January 1, 2015
Small organizations with 1 to 49 employees must comply by January 1, 2016