By Trucking HR Canada
The Accessible Canada Act is a federal law that was created to find, eliminate, and prevent barriers that people with disabilities face daily. Adopted in 2019, the Act’s primary goal is to create a Canada that is free of barriers by 2040.
To accomplish this, the Act requires that federally regulated private employers with 100+ employees prepare and publish an initial Accessibility Plan by June 1st, 2023. The date assigned to employers with 10 – 99 employees is June 1st, 2024.
The key areas of focus for employers to address in their Accessibility Plan are:
- Built environment
- Information and communication technology (ICT)
- Communication, other than information and communication technology
- Procuring goods, services and facilities
- Designing and delivering programs and services
To assist employers, Trucking HR Canada has created a sample Accessibility Plan (Section B). It is intended to serve as a guide with examples to help organizations build their own Accessibility Plan that is compliant with the requirements of the Act.
Click here for more information and to download the sample plan.