The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is making good on its pledge to facilitate Ontario-based retailers’ efforts to meet the province’s new accessibility laws.
The RCC’s training program—a workshop and webinar series that’s part of the EnAbling Change project—offers practical assistance for retailers charged with adhering to an end-of-year complying deadline for a revised set of accessibility laws.
The EnAbling Change program is an initiative of the Government of Ontario, administered through the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), that provides financial support and expertise to help industries and sectors comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
The series, which launched on August 22 with the webinar, “How to comply,” will include five webinars in all, on such topics as the ramifications of non-compliance and mental health in the workplace. And on September 29 at the RCC office, retail participants will be able to take part in a workshop with a guest speaker from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.
Other guest speakers in this series include representatives from the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Canadian Mental Health Association.
“We’re very honoured to have been selected as a key partner in helping retailers in Ontario succeed at making their stores more accessible,” Diane J. Brisebois, the RCC’s president and CEO, has said. “Shopping is such an important part of peoples’ everyday lives, and removing barriers to help all people in Ontario have a better retail experience is an excellent example of how retail matters in this province.”
The EnAbling Change webinars are free and open to all retailers.