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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 8 years, 46 weeks, 2 days till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*One Year Ago Today the Wynne Government Released the Report of the Mayo Moran Independent Review of Ontarios Disabilities Act
*New Accessible Tram Stops Not On the Level for Those Most In Need in Melbourne
*Government Email Reveals Wynne Government is Paying Deloitte A Staggering $415,000 to Consult on a Proposal to Establish a Private Accessibility Certification Process
*Did You Live Somewhere On The List Below?
*Proposed Rulemaking Updates Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act *Accessibilize Quebec
*Changing With Need: Adapting Living Space for Homeowners Will Reduce Mobility
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One Year Ago Today the Wynne Government Released the Report of the Mayo Moran Independent Review of Ontarios Disabilities Act
The Moran Report in substance found that after ten years on the books, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act had not made a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Ontario was then not on schedule for full accessibility by 2025, the deadline that the AODA requires.
New Accessible Tram Stops Not On the Level for Those Most In Need in Melbourne
Melbournes expanding fleet of low-floor trams are being allocated to tram routes that lack wheelchair-accessible stops, while accessible tram stops are being built on routes that have no low-floor trams.
Government Email Reveals Wynne Government is Paying Deloitte A Staggering $415,000 to Consult on a Proposal to Establish a Private Accessibility Certification Process
Last fall, the Wynne Government announced a controversial decision to hire the Deloitte firm to consult the public on the Governments problem-ridden idea of a private accessibility certification process being established. A Government email, forwarded to the AODA Alliance by two of its recipients, reveals
the Government is paying Deloitte a staggering $415,000 for this five-month project.
Did You Live Somewhere On The List Below?
There is a lawsuit about these places. If you lived somewhere on the list, check the dates beside the name of the place where you lived. If you lived there between those dates, then you may be part of the lawsuit.
Proposed Rulemaking Updates Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WIOA mandates the department to issue regulations to implement Section 188 of the law, the provisions that require equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the workforce development system. Section 188 prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political
affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries, applicants, and participants only, citizenship status, or because of an individuals participation in a program or activity that receives financial assistance under Title I of WIOA.
Since the beginning of 2016, four Montreal foster homes that provide care for people with mental and physical disabilities have had to close their doors, with as many as 170 more at risk across the province due to the provincial Liberal governments budget cuts. This is just the latest in a long history of the government undermining disability rights in Quebec.
Changing With Need: Adapting Living Space for Homeowners Will Reduce Mobility
After considering assisted living residences and condos in light of his weakening legs, David Reich, 88, finally decided to stay in his own home.
My big disadvantage: this is a four-floor house, said the retired architect, sitting in a wheelchair in his basement office.
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