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Message from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO)

We are very pleased with the outcome of our EnAbling Change partnership with the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN). The task was enormous – to educate the nonprofit sector in Ontario about their obligations under the Customer Service Standard, the first standard to become law under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Since Fall 2010, through their EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario (ENO) program, ONN has reached out and educated thousands of nonprofits across the province through high calibre webinars and workshops, monthly e-news, and a dedicated website.

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Message from the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)

We want to thank Constance Exley who has done an outstanding job of helping the nonprofit sector provide and warm and welcoming reception to all Ontarians. This project has been an excellent example of how government and the sector working together can build strong, welcoming communities.

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Introduction to the AODA

Thank you for an amazing and informative presentation. You were very concise, professional, and engaging, and you definitely demonstrated deep knowledge of the subject. I went from not knowing anything about Ontario’s accessibility legislation to having a solid understanding of the necessity and importance of what a law like this can bring to Ontario and its overall population. Thanks!

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Integrated Accessibility Standards Overview

You engaged the Board Members and made the session interesting. They have, over time had numerous speakers, some of whom talked at them and others like yourself who involved them in dialogue.

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Train the Trainer – From the Ground Up

What I really liked about the training?

Accessibility Ontario tailored the training to meet the needs of our staff and our volunteers to ensure that the information was easy to understand, and meaningful in the context of our work. The discussion was engaging, and the exercises gave us an opportunity to demonstrate what we had learned. We could have provided in-house training, but chose to use Accessibility Ontario to provide our staff and volunteers with the best opportunity to enhance their skills in support of our clients.

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Training Workshop
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

[The] interactive participation made it interesting, informative, and enjoyable... I [now] have more education on correct processes and procedures.