AODA Resources for Churches

The Basics for Your Church

AODA Compliance Wizard helps churches and other organizations find out what they have to do to comply with Ontario's accessibility law. This Wizard indicates that, as of Jan. 1 2016, to be compliant with the Act, churches must have trained their volunteers and leadership in the Act, and have in place a feedback process for disability-related complaints.

Making Ontario Accessible: Resources assembled by the Ministry of Community and Social Services for organizations to implement the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) including what is required and how to implement it.

Serve-Ability is a helpful training designed by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services to help people and organizations comply with the Customer Service Standard of the AODA. At 20 minutes, it could be used to train church volunteers and leadership.

Breaking Down Barriers is a slide presentation produced by Christian Horizons to help faith communities comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This presentation is based on a free booklet, Breaking Down Barriers, that was created by Reena.

Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA describes rights and responsibilities under the Code and the AODA and how they affect work, services and housing.

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Thanks to the work of the Safe Church Committee at Community CRC of Kitchener we provide these resources to you.