Church Admin & Finance, Disability Concerns
Complying With the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA)
November 5, 2015
Updated January 30, 2018
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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires organizations (including churches of any size) to comply with the following requirements:
Because this involves provincial law, we encourage churches to create a team who will oversee and assist in fulfilling these areas.
We commend the following resources to you for this work:
These standards are consistent with the core principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. For us Christians, even more compelling than complying with government standards is that we want to follow the standards that Jesus set long ago. He did not turn his back on people with disabilities, but he reached out to them and included them in his ministry. May we as churches follow his example and wholly include all who have disabilities in the life of our church families.
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