Accessibility Partners & Associates
People Access would like to be your Accessibility Resource Partner!
Our people have years of experience speaking to organizations, business groups, government officials and others on issues related to disability access.
Please contact us if you feel a presentation from People Access would be useful for your organization.
If you’re working on a story about the AODA, or require additional details with regard to increased access for people with disabilities, you’ve come to the right place. At People Access, we’re always searching for affordable, common-sense ways for people with disabilities to gain increased access to restaurants, businesses, shopping areas, election polling locations and more.
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Accessibility with Moxie Foundation , www.moxiefoundation.ca
A not-for-profit charitable corporation dedicated to helping organizations integrate persons with disabilities. We help build networks of people who can lead the change process.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, www.ccohs.ca
The primary national agency for the advancement of safe and healthy workplaces and preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. Additional work in this area is carried out by provincial and territorial labour departments and workers’ compensation boards.
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, www.amcto.com
Canada’s largest association of local government professionals, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff.
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, www.cccgt.org
Acts as a bridge between the Chinese Canadian community and other communities.
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), iccc.org
A not-for-profit, member and sponsor funded business organization of Indo-Canadians.
Designable Environments Inc., www.designable.net
A unique organization of consultants who assist clients in the creation of accessible environments through the practical application of universal design principles.
Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA), www.hrpa.ca
In Ontario, HRPA regulates the HR profession and issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources management.
The Social Innovation Generation Centre, where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, occ.on.ca
The OCC works closely with governments, labour, academia, other business associations and various groups to create a stronger and more vibrant economy in Ontario.
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), www.crfa.ca
Represents foodservice operators, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias and social and contract caterers.
Ontario Chinese Restaurant and Food Services Association, www.ocrfa.com
Non-profit organization of members of Chinese food industry in Ontario, dealing among others with labour and employment issues.
Retail Council of Canada, www.retailcouncil.org
Serves, promotes, and represents the diverse needs of Canada’s retailers and retailing sector.
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), www.toronto-bia.com
A non-profit umbrella organization working with the over 72 Business Improvement Areas within the City of Toronto who in turn represent more than 30,000 business & property owners.
CCAC (Community Care Access Centre), www.ccac-ont.ca
Connects clients with the care they need, at home and in their community.
Ideal Conference (US), www.onlineconferencingsystems.com
A technology company offering, developing and using advanced technology in support of enhancing the productivity, quality-of-life, independence, educatability, and employability of persons with disabilities.
Ministry of Community & Social Services, www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, www.oadd.org
A professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario.
Ontario BIA (Business Improvement Areas) Association, www.obiaa.com
Represents, supports and encourages business improvement areas to increase their effectiveness and their contribution to the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities in Ontario.
Ontario Community Support Association, www.ocsa.on.ca
Represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.
Retail Merchants Association of Ontario (RMA), www.rmacanada.com
Assist its member, the independent retailer, to prosper and compete in the industry by offering a broad range of programs and services designed to keep the members strong and profitable.
Springtide Resources, www.springtideresources.org
Ending violence against women – promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children.
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), http://tiao.travel/
TIAO and ORHMA are working together with support from the Government of Ontario through the EnAbling Change Partnership Program, to provide hospitality and tourism operators with assistance to comply with the new requirements for accessible customer service.
University of Toronto, www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca
The Division of Human Resources and Equity supports the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff. It works with academic departments and administrative units to ensure that U of T is an employer of choice and to provide a work environment that is fulfilling and challenging.
Canadian Red Cross, www.redcross.ca
Access Guide Canada (Easter Seals), www.abilities.ca
The Canadian Abilities Foundation convenes a forum for the exchange of information to promote an inclusive society and provide inspiration and opportunity for people with disabilities.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), www.chha.ca
Canada’s only nation-wide non-profit consumer organization run by and for hard of hearing people, who’s goal is to increase public awareness of hearing loss and to help Canadians with hearing loss fully integrate into Canadian society.
Canadian Hearing Society, www.chs.ca
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), www.cnib.ca
A registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA), www.canparaplegic.org
A community-based service provider to persons living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada.
Members can get advice and support in dealing with governments from CFIB’s Business Counsellors, at no charge.
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, www.disabilityaccess.org
A community based partnership of persons with disabilities, groups, agencies, employers, educators, labour, government representatives and others interested in working collaboratively to effect positive changes for persons with disabilities.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), www.ccdonline.ca
A national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAC), www.ldao.ca
A charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), www.neads.ca
A consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
Independent Living, www.independentliving.org
A policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ self-determination, self-respect and dignity.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), www.cmha.ca
A nation-wide, voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario, www.kidsmentalhealth.ca
Represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario.
People First of Canada, www.peoplefirstofcanada.ca
An organization protecting people with disabilities in our communities, to be considered as people first.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada, www.schizophrenia.on.ca
Committed to make a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by Schizophrenia and Psychotic Illnesses.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, www.mooddisorderscanada.ca
A national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness; and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.
Ontario Federation of Community MH & ADD Programing, www.ofcmhap.on.ca
The federation brings together community mental health and addiction services in the province of Ontario to help members provide effective, high-quality services through information sharing, education, advocacy and unified effort.
The War Amps, www.waramps.ca
A nation-wide registered charitable organization operated under the direction of war amputees, helping amputees.
Ontario Library Association, www.accessola.com
The oldest continually operating library association in Canada.
Certified General Accountants – Ontario (CGA) , www.cga-ontario.org
A self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its 20,000 certified general accountants (CGAs) and 8,000 students in the CGA program of professional studies in the province of Ontario.
Colleges Ontario, www.collegesontario.org
The advocacy and marketing association of Ontario’s 21 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and three College Institutes of Technology.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CICA), www.icao.on.ca
The primary voice of the accounting profession in Ontario.
Insurance Brokers of Ontario, www.hms-insuranceandfinancial.ca
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, www.onpha.on.ca
Created by volunteer organizations—service clubs, faith or community groups, advocates for people with disabilities—or by municipal councils, non-profit housing is the community’s response to people who need a decent place to live.
Ontario Nonprofit Network, www.ontariononprofitnetwork.ca
Its mandate is to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with nonprofit organizations working for the public benefit in Ontario.
Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, www.orfa.com
A not-for-profit, volunteer-driven recreation organization. 4,000 card-bearing members operate and manage recreation facilities in municipalities, educational institutions, government agencies, First Nations communities and in the private recreation sector.
Ontario Trucking Association, www.ontruck.org
Provides services and public policy advocacy for trucking companies hauling freight into, out of and within the Province of Ontario.
Real Estate Council of Ontario, www.orea.com
OREA serves its members through a wide variety of publications, educational programs and special services. The association provides all real estate licensing courses in Ontario.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), www.wsps.ca
Health and safety organization and has taken a leading role in the prevention of workplace injury and illness, working for improvement in the health and safety performance of our member firms.
Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA), www.cma-canada.org
Represents leading strategic management accounting professionals who integrate accounting expertise with advanced management skills to achieve business success.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, www.rgdontario.com
Certifies and represents more than 3,000 graphic designers, managers, educators and students across Ontario.
The Ontario Historical Society, www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca
A non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association – Ontario, on.cme-mec.ca
A trade and industry association advocating for manufacturers and exporters, building a more competitive business environment and providing critical and timely intelligence.
Canadian Franchise Association, www.cfa.ca
The national voice of franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to develop industry-made solutions.
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, www.torontocas.ca
Council of Ontario Universities, www.cou.on.ca
Advances higher education in Ontario through advocacy, research and policy development.
LinkUp Employment Services, www.linkup.ca
Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities is a charitable, not-for-profit employment services agency with a head office in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, and a branch office in Woodbridge, Ontario.
OCAD University, www.ocad.ca
‘University of the imagination’, has more depth and breadth in visual arts and design programs than any school of its kind in Canada. OCAD U offers its students a unique environment that combines studio-based learning with critical inquiry.
Ontario Hosptial Association, www.oha.com
Vision at the OHA is to achieve a high performing health system through its members – the for-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved in Ontario health care delivery, including approximately 151 Ontario hospitals.
Ontario Restaurant Hotel Motel Association (ORHMA), www.orhma.com
Represents the industry’s interests at both the Provincial and Municipal levels of government through in-house government relations experts, and provides pertinent and timely advice on industry-specific issues to politicians across the province.
Reena enables people with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential by forming lifelong partnership with individuals and their families within a framework of Jewish culture and values.
Hamilton Training Advisory Board, www.htab.ca
A local community planning organization that builds solutions to labour market issues by engaging stakeholders and working with partners.
Integration communautaire du Nipissing Ouest, communitylivingwestnipissing.com
Law Society of Upper Canada, www.lsuc.on.ca
Governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.
Le Phenix, www.lephenix.on.ca
French language organization for people with disabilities.
Ontario Public Transit Association, octa.on.ca
The Provincial forum for public transportation, representing the views of the membership to governments and other agencies. OPTA contributes to regulatory, policy issues and programs prior to their implementation and has strong relationships with provincial government ministries and associations that affect the delivery of transit and public transportation services.
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, www.ofifc.org
A provincial Aboriginal organization representing the collective interests of twenty-nine member Friendship Centres located in towns and cities throughout the province. The OFIFC administers a number of programs which are delivered by local Friendship Centres in areas such as health, justice, family support, and employment and training.
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA), www.omia.com
A trade association that has membership primarily comprised of purely mutual insurance companies that provide home, auto, business and farm insurance.
Social Services Network for York Region, www.socialservicesnetwork.org
serves the widely diverse South Asian community to develop strong functional partnerships with the diverse community groups, community centers and mainstream agencies to deliver appropriate culturally and linguistically sensitive programs.
Oversees workplace safety education and training, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work.
Catilyst Performance Partners, www.catilyst.com
A team of professional coaches and subject matter experts.
Canadian Business Magazine, www.canadianbusiness.com
News, opinion and community for business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Canadian Business Online and Canadian Business magazine are owned by Rogers Media.
A human resources solutions provider that helps clients optimize their workforce, reduce costs and save time by finding, paying, deploying, developing and engaging their talent.
Hill & Knowlton, www.hillandknowlton.ca
Public relations and public affairs consulting firm.
Town of Markham, www.markham.ca
The official site of the Town of Markham
Region of Peel, www.peelregion.ca
Working for citizens of of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.