Exemption from Reporting Requirements Regulation
Ontario Regulation 430/07
Ontario Regulation 429/07
Bill or Act:
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
Summary of Proposal:
The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its regulations is to develop, implement and enforce accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Act establishes a participatory standards development process involving persons with disabilities, the Government of Ontario and representatives of affected industries and sectors of the economy.
The Accessible Customer Service Standards Development Committee, established to develop a proposed standard for accessible customer service, submitted its proposed standard to the Minister of Community and Social Services in April 2007, following a mandated fall 2007 public review period.
The government intends to enact an Accessible Customer Service Standard Regulation that is consistent with the Committee's proposal, with some modifications. This regulation will be the first phase in moving towards achieving accessible customer services in Ontario. Subject to all government approvals, the Ministry's goal is to have the Customer Service Standard Regulation in force by January 1, 2008.
The Ministry is posting for public comment a draft regulation to exempt those private sector persons and organizations (including not-for-profit organizations) - which will be subject to the Accessible Customer Service Standard Regulation - from filing accessibility reports for that regulation, if they have fewer than 20 employees. The reasons are included in the draft Exemption from Reporting Requirements Regulation.
The comment period for this exemption regulation is from May 10 - June 24, 2007. For further information and to comment on the proposed draft exemption regulation click on the link below.
May 10, 2007
Comments Due Date:
June 24, 2007
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
Ministry of Community and Social Services
777 Bay Street, 6th Floor, Suite 601A
Toronto, ON M7A 2J4