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Accessibility At Omcan


Introduction & Purpose
Omcan is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities . We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

This document outlines Omcan’s strategy to improve accessibility for people with disabilities by way of a progressive plan of activities that forecast implementation of the IASRs by 2021, as required by the AODA. The multi-year AODA Accessibility Plan will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to reflect progress made towards compliance.
The following standards form the basis of the AODA and have/will be implemented across Ontario in stages between 2016 and 2021:

  • Customer Service Standard
  • IASR: (Employment,information and Communication Systems,transportation, built Environment Standard)

    Scope and Applicability
    This policy applies to all current Omcan employees in Ontario, Canada who conduct business with others on behalf of Omcan.

    Policy Statement of Organizational Commitment
    Omcan is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the AODA.

    Omcan Accessibility Plan and Policy Principles
    This 2016-2021 Accessibility Plan outlines the policy principles and actions that Omcan will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

    Accessible Emergency Information
    Omcan is committed to providing its clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible format upon request. We will also provide employees with disabilities with individualized emergency response information when requested.

    Omcan will provide training to employees and contractors conducting business on behalf of Omcan on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees. By January 1, 2017,Omcan will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by:

  • Developing a training plan and appropriate training material
  • Incorporating the training into the new hire onboarding process for Ontario offices in conjunction with the existing AODA Customer Service Standard training
  • Maintaining training records by Human Resources

  • Information and Communication
    Omcan is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. Omcan has taken or will take the following steps accordingly:
  • New websites and content on those sites conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A
  • By January 2017, Omcan will ensure existing feedback processes are accessible to people with disabilities upon request, by AODA committee representatives will respond to valid accessibility concerns within a reasonable time-frame
  • By January 2017, Omcan will ensure all publicly available information is made accessible upon request, by consulting with the individual making the request for accessible formats and/or communication supports
  • By January 1, 2021, Omcan will make website and content conform with WCAG 2.0 Level AA

  • Employment

    Omcan is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Omcan has taken or will take the following steps accordingly. By January 1, 2017, Omcan will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired by:

  • Regularly reviewing the recruitment process and enhance accessibility of the job application process
  • If the selected applicant requests an accommodation, Omcan shall consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for the provision of a suitable and reasonable accommodation that takes into account the applicant’s disability
  • As part of Omcan’s onboarding process in Ontario, successful applicants/new hires and existing staff will be informed of the company policies and procedures regarding accessibility from HR or Omcan’s intranet site policy page

  • By January 1, 2017, Omcan will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account during performance management, career development or redeployment by reviewing policies and updating documents to ensure accessibility requirements are incorporated, as required.

    Design of Public Spaces (Built Environment)
    Whenever applicable, Omcan will meet the Accessibility Standards, in accordance with the Built Environment Standard schedule for Ontario.

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    For More Information

    For more information on this Accessibility Plan or to request this plan in an alternate format, please contact: Rosa Costa, HR Generalist: (905) 828-0234 ext. 242 or Email:



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