Accessibility Ontario is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits and businesses in Ontario to understand and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005). We have helped thousands of organizations successfully meet, and exceed, their AODA requirements. A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation on the AODA, Accessibility Ontario brings solutions to your organization’s needs at each phase of AODA compliance. Whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, accessibility audits, or ongoing training requirements, we are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all organizations.
Constance Exley, CEO and AODA Expert
Accessibility Ontario’s CEO and lead facilitator is Constance Exley. Constance has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Urban Planning degree. She has worked has worked provincially, nationally, and internationally with nonprofits, businesses, and local governments. In addition to designing, coordinating, and delivering multi-year education and outreach initiatives, Constance is a frequent workshop and webinar facilitator, conference presenter, and consultant to a wide variety of organization types and sizes. She is known for being able to explain the AODA in plain language and making accessibility relevant to everyone’s work.
In 2010, Constance began designing and delivering provincial AODA education projects, funded by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (Ontario Government), in partnership with organizations such at the Ontario Nonprofit Network (two projects: 2010-2012 & 2015-2016); the Association of Ontario Health Centres (2013-2014); the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (2014); the Ontario BIA Association (two projects: 2014-2015 & 2015-2016); and the Ontario Camps Association (2017-2018).
This year, 2017-8, Constance is Project Manager for the Ontario Camps Association’s EnAbling Change Project entitled “Camps Committed to Inclusion”. The goal of this project is to enable the successful inclusion of more people with disabilities -staff, campers, families, and volunteers in Ontario’s camps. Through workshops, webinars, and case studies, camps will be provided with detailed information on the requirements and with the tools and resources that will aid camps in their efforts to be more inclusive, welcoming, and responsive to campers, employees, and families with disabilities.
This project aims to:
- Ensure that OCA’s Accredited Camp Members throughout Ontario understand and comply with the AODA Standards.
- Increase compliance reporting under AODA.
- Increase in the ability of Ontario camps to address and manage common issues for staff, campers, and family members with disabilities.
- Develop the skills, abilities, and confidence of OCA Accredited Camp Members and Non-Member Camps to be more inclusive of all types of disabilities.
- Share best practices and health and safety standards among OCA Accredited Camp Members and Non-Member Camps for improved inclusion.
- Increase the number of camps in Ontario that have the training, understanding and ability to include campers with disabilities.
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