AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers March 11, 2019           … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers

Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on the Work of the Health Care and Education Standards Development Committees

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on the Work … Continue reading Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on the Work of the Health Care and Education Standards Development Committees

The AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance The AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations September 11, … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations

Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister August 16, 2018           SUMMARY We recently … Continue reading Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister

AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities July … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities July 17, 2018           … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario June 15, 2018           SUMMARY We have gotten right to work on developing a good working relationship … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities April 5, 2018           SUMMARY This week we’ve reached another important turning-point on the … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Requested Updated Information on the Wynne Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

February 1, 2018 SUMMARY On February 1, 2018, the AODA Alliance wrote Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. This letter, set out below, asks the Minister to give us updated information on the Government’s implementation and enforcement of the AODA. As our letter emphasizes, we and the public need this information, as a provincial election is … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Requested Updated Information on the Wynne Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025

October 23, 2017 Summary On October 23, 2017, the AODA Alliance wrote the Wynne Government’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. It called for the Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure that the built environment in Ontario becomes fully accessible by the 2025 deadline that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act imposes. Our … Continue reading AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025

Wynne Government Still Hasn’t Appointed an Education Standards Development Committee, Fully 314 Days After Premier Wynne Pledged to Create an Education Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act — and — Last Day to Complete the Wynne Government’s Online Survey about Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System

October 16, 2017 Summary Over one third of a million students with disabilities across Ontario still face far too many disability accessibility barriers when they try to get an education in Ontario’s education system, whether they are studying in early learning programs, in schools in colleges or universities, or in job training programs. We need … Continue reading Wynne Government Still Hasn’t Appointed an Education Standards Development Committee, Fully 314 Days After Premier Wynne Pledged to Create an Education Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act — and — Last Day to Complete the Wynne Government’s Online Survey about Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System

Will the Massive New Courthouse that The Wynne Government Is Planning for the Heart of Downtown Toronto Have Sufficient Disability Accessibility?

October 6, 2017 Summary Many think any new building built in Ontario must be fully accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, neither the Ontario Building Code nor the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ensures this. To the contrary, new buildings are now built in Ontario, even with public money, that lack proper accessibility. In … Continue reading Will the Massive New Courthouse that The Wynne Government Is Planning for the Heart of Downtown Toronto Have Sufficient Disability Accessibility?

AODA Alliance Writes New Ontario Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles to List Priority Actions to Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025, the Deadline that Ontario’s Accessibility Law Imposes

July 12, 2016 SUMMARY On July 10, 2016, the AODA Alliance wrote Ontario’s new Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. Tracy MacCharles is the fifth minister in the past five years to be assigned lead responsibility for the Government’s implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Our detailed 10-page July 10, 2016 letter, … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes New Ontario Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles to List Priority Actions to Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025, the Deadline that Ontario’s Accessibility Law Imposes

More Delays on the Road to an Accessible Ontario Health Care System– The Wynne Government Announces Unnecessary “Pre-Consultation on Health Care Accessibility Barriers, Before Appointing the Overdue Standards Development Committee to Consult on Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System —

July 6, 2016 SUMMARY 1. At a Glance Yesterday the Wynne Government announced an unheard-of “pre-consultation” on what accessibility barriers the promised Health Care Accessibility Standard should address. It is holding a “pre-consultation” on this, before it appoints a mandatory Standards Development Committee to hold a consultation on this same topic. It is doing so … Continue reading More Delays on the Road to an Accessible Ontario Health Care System– The Wynne Government Announces Unnecessary “Pre-Consultation on Health Care Accessibility Barriers, Before Appointing the Overdue Standards Development Committee to Consult on Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System —

What the Liberal Party Promises

September 14, 2007 Doreen Winkler, Ph.D., R.S.W. Acting Chair Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance 1828 Bayview Avenue Toronto, Ontario M4G 2E8 Dear Ms. Winkler: Thank you for writing to me and for giving me the opportunity to outline our government’s record and the Ontario Liberals’ future plans for ensuring accessibility in Ontario. And … Continue reading What the Liberal Party Promises

Liberal Party Writes AODA Alliance with Election Commitments Regarding Disability Accessibility

September 14, 2007 SUMMARY On September 14, 2007 we received a letter from Premier Dalton McGuinty. It sets out the Liberal Party’s 2007 election commitments regarding disability accessibility. This letter comes in response to the AODA Alliance’s August 24, 2007 letter to the three party leaders. We asked the three party leaders to each make … Continue reading Liberal Party Writes AODA Alliance with Election Commitments Regarding Disability Accessibility

NDP and Conservatives Make Written Election Commitments to AODA Alliance – Unveiled at September 7, 2007 AODA Alliance Queen’s Park News Conference

September 7, 2007 SUMMARY The AODA Alliance held a news conference at Queen’s Park on Friday September 7, 2007. We made public the written election commitments we have just received from the New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties. See below their letters to the AODA Alliance, shown in the order we received them. Subsequent to the news conference, we received … Continue reading NDP and Conservatives Make Written Election Commitments to AODA Alliance – Unveiled at September 7, 2007 AODA Alliance Queen’s Park News Conference