Are you looking for talented employees? Do you want to attract more customers? Making your business accessible to persons with disabilities may help. Your business may gain a reputation for being open to all. Start implementing changes now as an investment in your future — make the necessary renovations to your building, train your employees, and update your website so that it's easy for all visitors to find what they want. Be prepared to provide your customers with the highest level of service and to provide your employees with the best work environment possible. Making it easier for Canadians with disabilities to do business with you makes good business sense.
- Accessibility rules for businesses and non-profitsOnly Applies to : OntarioFind out what you need to do under Ontario accessibility laws to make your business or workplace accessible for people with disabilities.
- Enabling Accessibility Fund — small projects
You could get funding of up to $100,000 to increase accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in their workplaces or community spaces.
- Accessibility standardsOnly Applies to : ManitobaAs a business owner, you need to be aware of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and how it may affect your workplace.
- How to make workplaces accessibleOnly Applies to : OntarioEnsure that your employee attraction, hiring and human resources practices meet Ontario accessibility requirements.
- Access to buildings by persons with disabilitiesOnly Applies to : QuebecLearn more about the barrier-free design standards to which you must comply to ensure buildings are accessible to persons with disabilities.
If you want to attract the right employees to your business and ensure that they are productive, make them feel comfortable and welcome.
- Building codes, regulations and related standards
Find out about the building codes and standards in your province or territory.
- Accessible workplacesOnly Applies to : OntarioLearn how to make your workplace accessible and how to attract and hire talented employees with disabilities.
- Employer obligations
If your organization or business is regulated by the federal government, find out about your obligations under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Accessible service delivery
What's the best way to beat the competition? Know what your customers want and supply it quickly, while building good client relations. Be sure that you and your employees know how to provide excellent service to everyone: in person, on the phone or on your website.
- Web content accessibility guidelines
Make your website accessible to all users, including those with a disability, by familiarizing yourself with accessibility guidelines.
- How to make public spaces accessibleOnly Applies to : OntarioFind out about accessibility rules for public spaces and how to make your business accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Accessible design for the built environment
Learn how to make your buildings accessible to persons with various types of disabilities.
- How to make customer service accessibleOnly Applies to : OntarioLearn how to comply with the Ontario accessibility laws to give your customers with disabilities the best service possible.
- Programme d'aide à l'accessibilité des commercesOnly Applies to : Anjou Baie-d'Urfé Beaconsfield Côte-Saint-Luc Dollard-Des Ormeaux Dollard-des-Ormeaux Dorval Hampstead Kirkland L'Île-Bizard L'Île-Dorval LaSalle Lachine Mont-Royal Montréal Montréal-Est Montréal-Nord Montréal-Ouest Outremont Pierrefonds Pointe-Claire Roxboro Saint-Laurent Saint-Léonard Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Sainte-Geneviève Senneville Verdun WestmountIf you want to improve the accessibility of your business premises in Montreal, you could get a grant to offset eligible costs.
Accessible tourism and transportation
If you have a tourism or transportation business, there are regulations, standards and guidelines concerning accessibility to your vehicles, buildings, and services.
- Codes of practice for transportation service providers
Learn how to make terminals, airplanes, trains and ferries accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Accessibility program for tourist establishmentsOnly Applies to : QuebecThis program provides financial assistance to tourism enterprises wishing to improve their infrastructures to make them accessible to people with disabilities.
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