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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

This month is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month!

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month takes place across Canada in June every year. During this month, mental health organizations throughout Canada raise awareness about what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is. Moreover, they also teach the public how this condition impacts people’s lives.


Upcoming Municipal Election Is Not Accessible to All, Says Advocate

‘At the end of the day, if we can’t even have a vote, then we’re not even being counted in society,’ says Lorelei Root June 8, 2021
By: Richard Vivian

A significant portion of residents will be prevented from casting a ballot in next year’s municipal election unless the city’s slate of approved voting methods is expanded, says accessibility advocate Lorelei Root, noting a staff recommendation to offer in-home voting won’t change that.


National Deafblind Awareness Month

June is National Deafblind Awareness Month!

National Deafblind Awareness Month takes place across Canada in June every year. During this month, Canadians can learn about the disability of deafblindness. In addition, Canadians can celebrate the achievements of deafblind people in their communities and throughout the country.


At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

June 8, 2021

SUMMARY

Who watches the watchers? Once again, the AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals.


Workplace Accessibility and the Upcoming AODA Compliance Deadlines

Blaney McMurtry LLP
Canada June 3 2021

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) requires Ontario businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees to submit an accessibility compliance report every three (3) years. Beginning in 2014, accessibility compliance reports were required to be filed in 2017 and again in 2020, but as mentioned in our previous article, the deadline to file the 2020 accessibility compliance report was extended to June 30, 2021 by the Ontario government. With the deadline now fast approaching, organizations must review any accessibility areas they need to address in order to certify compliance with AODA requirements by this new deadline (to the extent they have not already done so).