Accessibility News March 23,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 40 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Employers Should Focus on Proactive Steps on Mental Health, Not Just Legal Requirements: Lawyer
*Beachway Park to Get Portable Beach Mats Thanks to Provincial Funds
*Accessibility is the Housing Crisis That No One is Talking About
*Air Canada CEO, Special Needs Advocates Clash on Passenger Accessibility
*Feds Announce Air Accessibility Summit to Confront ‘Unacceptable’ Barriers
*E-Bike Pilot Project Approved for City Trails and Paths
* AODA Alliance Updates(2)

ARTICLES:

Employers Should Focus on Proactive Steps on Mental Health, Not Just Legal Requirements: Lawyer

Mental illness personally affects the majority of Canadians, according to numbers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Each year, 20 percent of Canadians experience a mental illness. By the time they reach 40, one-in-two Canadians will have had a mental illness.

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Employers Should Focus on Proactive Steps on Mental Health, Not Just Legal Requirements: Lawyer

Beachway Park to Get Portable Beach Mats Thanks to Provincial Funds

The Ontario government announced $750,000 will be spent this year to improve accessibility and support people of all ages and abilities throughout the province, including here in Burlington

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Beachway Park to Get Portable Beach Mats Thanks to Provincial Funds

Accessibility is the Housing Crisis That No One is Talking About

Advocates call for adoption of universal design principles to ensure easy conversion of residential units for people with disabilities

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Accessibility is the Housing Crisis That No One is Talking About

Air Canada CEO, Special Needs Advocates Clash on Passenger Accessibility

‘To be able to say you’re doing a good job and these are the numbers is to be shockingly out of touch with our experience’

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Air Canada CEO, Special Needs Advocates Clash on Passenger Accessibility

Feds Announce Air Accessibility Summit to Confront ‘Unacceptable’ Barriers

David Lepofsky, visiting research professor of disability rights at Western University, says the time for “chit-chat” has long passed and that tougher rules and enforcement are needed to ensure a dignified travel experience for all passengers.

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Feds Announce Air Accessibility Summit to Confront ‘Unacceptable’ Barriers

E-Bike Pilot Project Approved for City Trails and Paths

Sarnia council approved a one-year pilot project, allowing city staff time for an in depth review of actual operating conditions and uptake.

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E-Bike Pilot Project Approved for City Trails and Paths

AODA Alliance Updates:

Urge School Trustees, School Board Senior Managers, and Ontario’s Minister of Education to Watch a New 27 Minute Captioned Video that Shows How to Start Tearing Down the Serious Barriers Impeding Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools

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Urge School Trustees, School Board Senior Managers, and Ontario’s Minister of Education to Watch a New 27 Minute Captioned Video that Shows How to Start Tearing Down the Serious Barriers Impeding Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools

House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport Gets an Earful on the Recurring Unfair Accessibility Barriers Facing Air Passengers with Disabilities and a Practical Roadmap to Fix the Problem

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House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport Gets an Earful on the Recurring Unfair Accessibility Barriers Facing Air Passengers with Disabilities and a Practical Roadmap to Fix the Problem

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