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AODA Related Services

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, otherwise known as AODA, outlines goals for accessibility by all Ontarians. The Act provides for organizations to spread out their capital expenditures and plan ahead. Standards will be developed to achieve results in stages.

Milestones will be set and must be reached every five years or less, so that Ontario is accessible to all people with disabilities by 2025.

The Act covers five broad categories - customer, communication and information, transportation, employment, built environment.

AODA proposed changes and requirements are updated regularly. OECM provides access to five supplier partners with who have an in-depth expertise and knowledge of all aspects of AODA.    

Our experienced supplier partners will –

  • Work collaboratively with you and your staff to meet compliance standards
  • Perform due diligence to control your costs and provide you with the services necessary to meet standards 
  • Assist you in navigating the complexities of the Act 
  • Help you to avoid large fines and unnecessary audits for lack of compliance
  • Assist you in meeting all compliance deadlines
  • Ensure you are up-to-date on all the latest changes to AODA


The following AODA Related Services are available:

Audit Services to assess your current environment, level of compliance and propose an action plan

Advisory Services to develop and apply compliance policies, procedures, plans, reporting mechanisms, tools and resources

Training for employees to apply AODA standards to customer service, communication, transportation, employment and built environment

The Ontario Government also offers a number of resources to assist you in meeting AODA obligations:

Products and Services: 
Audit Services
Compliance Advisory Services
Training Services
Supplier Partners
Excellence Canada
The Herrington Group Ltd
Expiry Date: 
January 16, 2019
Have Questions? Get in touch with OECM! 
Working Group Members: 
  • Algonquin College
  • Conestoga College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Mohawk College
  • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board
  • Queen's University
  • St. Lawrence College
  • Town of Caledon
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Supplier Partners

Excellence Canada
Russ Gahan
Vice President Operations
1 800-263-9648 ext. 249
Find out more about Excellence Canada
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Tracey Shipman
Program Director
(613) 797-5908
Find out more about GAATES

GAATES provides Audit and Compliance Advisory services only.

Determine your zone using the Zone Search Tool.

Zones Supplied: 
Jason Ducharme
Partner and Regional Leader, Public Sector Services
1 416-263-6924
Find out more about MNP LLP
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones

Approximately how long will the second-stage selection process take to complete?


Depending on the complexity of the project and the client’s internal approval process, the requirement stage can take between two to 10 days to be completed.


Can all supplier partners provide services in both English and French?

All suppliers will provide services in English.

GAATES, MNP LLP and Excellence Canada can also provide services in French.

Customers should outline any language requirements in the request form so that the supplier can know in advance and plan accordingly.