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Accessible Canada Act – presentation to CHS

ARCH presentation to CHS on the Accessible Canada Act.…Read More

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CP24 article about how Wheel-Trans re-registering rules could impact access for users

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CP24 article about how Wheel-Trans re-registering rules could impact access for users…Read More

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CBC Metro Morning Radio about Wheel-Trans

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CBC Metro Morning Radio about Wheel-Trans…Read More

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CBC News live about Wheel-Trans users being asked to re-register for the service

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CBC News live about Wheel-Trans users being asked to re-register for the service…Read More

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, interviewed for CBC article about Wheel-Trans rules

ARCH lawyer, Gabriel Reznick, quoted in CBC article about Wheel-Trans rules…Read More

Submission to Rich Donovan – 4th Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

May 26, 2023

Submission to Rich Donovan - 4th Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act…Read More

News Release & New Report – Disability Related Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccines: Highlights from the COVID-19 Vaccination Accessibility Survey 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, June 6, 2022 – In celebration of Independent Living Day in Canada, Independent Living (IL) Canada and ARCH Disability Law Centre are pleased to release a Report with findings from a survey on disability-related barriers to COVID-19 vaccines, titled: Disability Related Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccines: Highlights from the COVID-19 Vaccination Accessibility…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Hejka v. The Regional Municipality of Durham, 2022 ONSC 2233

On April 12, 2022, the Divisional Court of Ontario released a seminal decision regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in accessing paratransit services. This decision is significant because it is a rare judicial pronouncement on how accessibility legislation must be interpreted and applied.  The Divisional Court decision made several important findings. First, it affirmed…Read More

Families With Autistic Children Banned From Adopting Dogs From Canadian Rescue Group

April 5, 2022 Staff Lawyer, Ilinca Stefan, was featured in the Miami Herald’s article, Families With Autistic Children Banned From Adopting Dogs From Canadian Rescue Group Learn more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article259979935.html…Read More

Letter: Follow Up to Expanding Health Card Renewal Services to Persons with Disabilities

We welcome the Government of Ontario's recent announcement extending the deadline to renew health cards in light of the exigencies of the pandemic, and allowing those with Ontario Photo Cards the same opportunity to renew online as those with a driver’s license in the coming months. . However, it does not remedy the discrimination of persons with disabilities without a driver’s license or an Ontario Photo Card.…Read More

Submission regarding the Proposed Guidance and Template for Preparing Accessibility Plans

November 30, 2021

Submission of ARCH Disability Law Centre to the Accessible Canada Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada Regarding the Proposed Guidance and Template for Preparing Accessibility Plans November 30, 2021 Introduction ARCH provides this submission to the Accessible Canada Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada, regarding the proposed Guidance and Template for Accessibility Plans. ARCH’s submission…Read More

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Built Environments

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Built Environments…Read More

ARCH Bulletin on COVID-19: Responses to the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Questionaire

June 01, 2020

Thank You for Participating in ARCH`s Questionnaire About ADP ARCH is pleased to let you know that we received a large number of responses to our ADP Questionnaire.  The responses were from all over the province, including northern, southwestern, eastern and central Ontario.  ARCH believes that your answers give us enough information to understand some…Read More

ARCH Bulletin on COVID-19: The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is Open for Business

May 15, 2020

This Bulletin contains information about the ADP re-opening and its application process.…Read More

ARCH Bulletin on COVID-19: The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is Open for Business

May 15, 2020

ADP is Accepting All Applications for Assistive Devices ADP has advised ARCH that it has now re-opened and is making decisions about applications for assistive devices.  The ADP Office permanently re-opened for business on April 29, 2020. ADP says that it closed temporarily so it could move to a paperless approval process. This means that…Read More

ARCH Bulletin on COVID-19: Ontario’s Assistive Devices Program no longer available

April 22, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the Ontario Government decided that the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) was no longer going to be considered an essential service, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the ADP offices are closed until further notice because of COVID-19. Many types of devices are covered under the…Read More

ARCH Disability Law Centre wants to know how the closure of Assistive Devices Program offices has affected you

April 22, 2020

Survey on how the closure of Assistive Devices Program offices has affected persons with disabilities…Read More

ARCH Bulletin on COVID-19: Accessible Communication

March 25, 2020

All Official Communications About COVID-19 Directed to the Public Must be Accessible to All Persons In response to COVID-19, officials from all levels of government have provided daily news updates about how to stop the spread of the virus, what to do if you are sick, and how to get support if you are affected.…Read More

Factsheet – What is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)?

December 09, 2019

What is the AODA? The AODA is a law that aims to achieve a barrier free, or fully accessible, Ontario by 2025. The AODA asks obligated organizations to identify, remove and/or prevent barriers to full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. The AODA states that barriers are anything that stops the full…Read More

Accessible Practice: Meaningfully Accessing Administrative Boards and Tribunals

Practice tips to secure accommodations clients need and ensure that they can participate in the administrative process in a meaningful way. …Read More

Do the Rights Thing: Call for Participants!

Call for participants in a focus group aimed at better understanding how women who are Deaf and/or have a disability access services, with a specific focus on equity training.…Read More

Directional Description to ARCH

Descriptive directions to ARCH Disability Law Centre's office, for persons with vision disabilities.…Read More

National AccessAbility Week Program

May 15, 2019

ARCH and Law Society Ontario joint Program for 2019 National AccessAbility Week.…Read More

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act…Read More

Updates

Follow Bill C-81's journey through the legislative process and ARCH's advocacy work towards An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada.…Read More

Update: Senate Committee Adopts Amendments which Strengthen Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act

Follow Bill C-81's journey through the legislative process towards An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. Find out what's next after the Senate's amendments to this Bill. …Read More

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October 06, 2018

ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal clinic that practices exclusively in disability rights law.…Read More

Submission – ARCH’s Submission on Third Independent Review of the AODA (2018)

September 28, 2018

ARCH’s submission on the Third Independent Review of the AODA. The recommendations here should be considered together with ARCH submissions to the past two Independent Reviews and ARCH submissions on the AODA standards.  PDF and RTF versions of this submission are available at the end of this page. Submission to the Honourable David C. Onley Third…Read More

Submission – ARCH’s Initial Recommendations for Review of the AODA Employment Accessibility Standard (2018)

July 27, 2018

ARCH’s submission on the Initial Recommendations for Review of the Employment Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. PDF and RTF versions of this submission are available at the end of this page.…Read More

Letter from the Executive Director: National AccessAbility Week

May 28, 2018

As we celebrate National AccessAbility Week 2018, ARCH Executive Director invites you to join us in this week’s events and in promoting an inclusive society that is accessible to all and which promotes the full participation of all persons. …Read More

Submission – Brief to the Ontario Government on Necessary Revisions to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard, 2016

PDF and RTF versions of this submission are available at the end of this page. Introduction In this brief, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) jointly present concrete, workable, and much-needed revisions to strengthen the Customer Service Accessibility Standard. The Ontario Government can easily implement these…Read More



December 14, 2023