AccessOn - Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
For 10 years, public, private and non-profit organizations across Ontario have been working together to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities. The Ontario Government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005, which set out a clear goal and timeframe to make Ontario accessible by 2025. The Act lays the framework for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life. Follow this link to the Provincial Government’s wealth of information regarding the Standard and compliance.
AccessOn - YouTube Channel
Watch videos to find out how Ontario is becoming more accessible every day. See what businesses in your industry are doing to improve accessibility.
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA Ontario is a dedicated partner within the network of Canadian Mental Health Associations at the national, provincial and local level. CMHA Ontario works closely with its 31 local branches in communities across the province to ensure the utilization of best practices in the organization, management and delivery of services to consumers and families of individuals with mental illness, dual diagnosis and concurrent disorders. All CMHAs in Ontario work in a variety of partnerships to provide a coordinated, continuum of care using the social determinants of health model.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
A registered charity that provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, to ensure that they have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. The website includes resources, research and services related to blindness.
Canadian Hearing Society
The leading provider of services, products, and information that removes barriers to communication, advances hearing health and promotes equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. This website includes information on the various services offered.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities
OADD is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD's members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1984 to assist visually-impaired Canadians with their mobility by providing and training them in the use of professionally trained Guide Dogs.
Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters
A comprehensive website about sign language interpreters, as well as a directory of all registered American Sign Language Interpreters.
Ontario Interpreting Services
Ontario Interpreting Services (OIS) has been the leading provider of quality interpreting services in Ontario since 1981. Their interpreters are: internally screened to evaluate their skills, required to undergo a security check, insured and supported through ongoing professional development and training.
Rick Hansen Foundation - planat
Planat celebrates and encourages accessibility by providing detailed information that helps you navigate the world. Nearly everyone is affected, whether it is directly or indirectly, by accessibility issues at some point in their lives. Join Planat today and help them achieve our goal of documenting the accessibility of venues and spaces around the world. Every time you rate or review a venue from your own unique perspective you are contributing to this goal. Together we can encourage everyone to think about how our world can be accessible and inclusive to all of its inhabitants.
A Way with Words
This website seeks to promote a fair and accurate portrayal of people with disabilities. It recommends current and appropriate terminology to help you reach this goal.
Quit Smoking Community
Quit Smoking Community is a virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to kick the deadliest habit in the world. Did you know that smoking-related diseases cause more deaths than airplane crashes and guns? We believe that everyone should have access to the truth. Here, at Quit Smoking Community, we are working hard in raising awareness of the dangers smoking tobacco cigarettes and marijuana.
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.