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Government announces review of Ontario’s accessibility laws

September 12, 2013

The Government of Ontario has appointed Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, to lead a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, leading AODA review.

Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, will be leading AODA review.

Enacted in 2005, the goal of the AODA is to make Ontario accessible to people with disabilities by 2025. The legislation requires government to appoint an independent review of the effectiveness of the AODA within its first four years, and every 3 years afterwards.

The first independent review of the AODA was led by Charles Beer and released in 2010.

Mental health- and addictions-related disabilities are covered by the AODA. CMHA Ontario actively participated in the development of the AODA and the Beer Review. For more information about our work in this area, please visit our Accessibility webpage.

To read Charles Beer’s 2010 review of the AODA, Charting a Path Forward: Report of the Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, please visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website at www.mcss.gov.on.ca.

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