CKL businesses and organizations - discrimination and diversity in your workplaces is paramount.
To promote inclusiveness and target systemic discrimination, did you know that you can arrange for all of your employees, including management, to complete training to promote understanding and compliance with the (Ontario) Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c 11 (the “AODA”) and the (Ontario) Human Rights Code (the “Code”). The training is designed to help every employee learn about his or her rights and responsibilities under both the AODA and the Code, including how they affect each employee in the workplace.
An excellent (online) training program is offered by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The program is called “Working Together: The Code and the AODA”. The program is free. The Web site to use the training program is:
This five--part e-learning series (approximately 20 minutes) is for public, private and not-for-profit sectors and also completes the training requirements for section 7 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards of the AODA, which you must comply with, by law. Each video is approximately four minutes in duration, as follows:
There is a quiz at the end of each video for each employee to complete, in order to obtain the certificate.
After each employee completes the training program, being a five-part e-learning series, a certificate is issued to that employee. You would obtain and retain these certificates for every employee.
Having certificates for each employee will not only minimize the risk of potential non-compliance and improve the workplace environment generally, but having the training/certificates available will likely assist you in the event of any potential claim or issue in future – that is good risk management practice.