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AODA Employment Standards Policy – Ontario


OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) is dedicated to providing accessible services and work environment for all employees, prospective employees, and clients. This policy outlines the company’s compliance with Parts I and III of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

This policy ensures OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) provides services and employment practices that follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity.


Accessible format: Includes large print, recorded audio and electronic formats, braille, and other formats usable by persons with disabilities.

Information: Includes data, facts, and knowledge that exists in any format, including text, audio, digital, or images, and conveys meaning.

Support person: In relation to a person with a disability, another person who accompanies a person with a disability in order to help with communication, mobility, personal care, or medical needs, or with access to goods, services, or facilities.

General Principles

Establishment of Accessibility Policies and Plans

OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) will develop, implement, and maintain policies governing how it will achieve accessibility through these requirements.

The company is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner. This is reflected in policies which upon request will be made publicly available in an accessible format

The company will establish, implement, and maintain our accessibility policies and processes to prevent and remove barriers and meet its requirements under the IASR and AODA. An accessibility statement will be posted on our website, and will be made available in other formats upon request.

The company will review and update its accessibility plan once every three  years and will establish, review, and update its accessibility plans in consultation with persons with disabilities or an advisory committee.

Compliance reports will be submitted to the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility following the schedule outlined.


Training Requirements

OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) will provide training for its employees and volunteers regarding the IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code as they pertain to individuals with disabilities. Training will also be provided to individuals who are responsible for developing the companies’ policies, and all other persons who provide goods, services, or facilities on behalf of the company.

 Training will be provided regularly to new employees and as changes to the companies’ accessibility policies occur.

OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) will maintain records on the training provided, when it was provided, and the number of employees who were trained.

Recruitment, Assessment and Selection

OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) will notify employees and the public about the availability of accommodation for job applicants who have disabilities. Applicants will be informed that these accommodations are available, upon request, for the interview process and for other candidate selection methods. Where an accommodation is requested, the company will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodations in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

Accommodations in the workplace

An accommodation is defined as an adjustment to the environment, processes, or task to reduce barriers for employees with a disability.  An accommodation does not pertain to the reduction in standards of product or services by OTEC.

Employees may request accommodations in the workplace pertaining to a disability by informing the hiring manager or direct supervisor of the need. OTEC may ask for documentation from a healthcare professional on the accommodation need. Management will not ask an employee to disclose the nature of their disability.  The company will work with the employee in identifying accommodations needed, and they will be implemented upon start date or in a timely manner after the request is made. Employees will be notified about the accommodation process upon hiring or when updates are made the existing process and/or policy.

Workplace Emergency Response Information

Where required, OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) will create individualized workplace emergency response plans for employees with disabilities. This information will be created in consultation with the employee and take into account the unique challenges created by the individual’s disability and the physical nature of the workplace.

This information will be reviewed when:

  • The employee moves to a different physical location in the organization;
  • The employee’s overall accommodation needs or plans are reviewed; or
  • The company reviews general emergency response policies.


This policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure that it reflects current practices of OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) as well as legislative requirements.


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