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Resources on issues of accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Workplace Inclusion

This week is National AccessAbility Week!

In Canada, we celebrate National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) every year starting on the last Sunday in May. The week raises awareness about community and workplace inclusion of people with disabilities in Canada. In 2021, National AccessAbility Week takes place from Sunday, May 30th until Saturday, June 5th.


Red Shirt Day

Today is Red Shirt Day! Red Shirt Day takes place every year across Canada on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week. On Red Shirt Day, people wear red shirts to spread awareness about how people with disabilities contribute to their communities and workplaces.

Red Shirt Day

Red Shirt Day and National AccessAbility Week are about recognizing that inclusion benefits everyone. Moreover, inclusion is important not only for people with disabilities, but for every person in every community across the country.


National AccessAbility Week

This week is National AccessAbility Week!

In Canada, we celebrate National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) every year starting on the last Sunday in May. The week raises awareness about accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. In 2021, National AccessAbility Week takes place from Sunday, May 30th until Saturday, June 5th.


Educating Workers about Discrimination and Accessibility

In our last article, we discussed how organizational leaders can learn about discrimination on the basis of disability. Leaders can consult with people who have lived experience of disability to better understand the forms of discrimination, barriers, and stigma they face. This knowledge can help managers, supervisors, and other decision-makers develop policies and plans to reduce discrimination. In this article, we explore educating workers about discrimination and accessibility.


Avoiding Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

In our last article, we discussed how the leaders of an organization may be held responsible for any discrimination or poisoned environments within the organization. In this article, we explore how organizational leaders can educate themselves about avoiding discrimination on the basis of disability.