There are 1.9 million people in Ontario with disabilities. This number is expected to increase as the population ages because the incidence of disability increases with age.
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) was given Royal Assent on December 13, 2001, and is considered to be Canada's most comprehensive legislation to improve access for people with disabilities.
The purpose of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province.
The Township of Perth South is committed to being responsive to the needs of all its residents and visitors. The Township will promote accessibility through the development of policies, practices and procedures that consider people with disabilities.
Businesses within Perth South must comply by January 1, 2012, with the ODA with regards to Accessible Customer Service - click here for more information.
Small Business - Workplace Accessibility Funding available to SMEs, apply for a grant by October 1, 2014. Visit: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/workplace.html