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Who Has to Comply with the Regulation

The regulation applies to organizations with at least one employee, and that provide goods, services, or facilities.

Under the regulation, businesses and organizations are divided into five classes:

  1. The Government of Ontario and the Legislative Assembly
  2. Large designated public sector organizations with 50 or more employees
  3. Small designated public sector organizations with 1 to 49 employees
  4. Large organizations with 50 or more employees
  5. Small organizations with 1 to 49 employees

Your organization’s requirements and timelines for compliance depend on which of these classes it falls under.

For a description of how organizations are classified under the regulation, please refer to the Organizational Classification Chart opens in a new window.

Refers to the Offices of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario including all the offices of the Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs), their constituency offices in their ridings and the offices of those appointed on the address of the Assembly, such as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Refers to the executive of the government and operational branches, including all the ministries of the Government of Ontario and the Office of the Premier.
A designated public sector organization with 50 or more employees (such as municipalities, hospitals, universities, colleges of applied arts and technology, district school boards, and organizations that provide public transportation).
A designated public sector organization with one to 49 employees (such as the Ontario Office of the Fairness Commissioner and some municipalities).
Refers to a private or not-for-profit organization that provides goods, services or facilities to the public or to other organizations and has 50 or more employees in Ontario. It does not include the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, or designated public sector organizations.
Refers to a private or not-for-profit organization that provides goods, services or facilities to the public or to other organizations and has one to 49 employees in Ontario. It does not include the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, or designated public sector organizations.