Over half of the Canadian population is affected every day by disabilities. Creating retail environments that are accessible for these individuals is critical. With this in mind, Retail Council of Canada is working together with provincial governments to offer free resources to help retailers design stores that are more accessible for both staff and customers.
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements and deadlinesFor businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees, the deadline to file an accessibility compliance report has been extended to June 30, 2021. Guidance for how to complete and file the report is available here. However, by January 1, 2021, … Continued
- Retailers in Alberta asked to ensure special considerations for disabled shoppersAs a result of concerns raised by disability advocates that some disabled shoppers, who are unable to wear masks due to medical reasons, are being prohibited from accessing stores, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has … Continued
- Nominations welcome for Manitoba Accessibility AwardsThe Manitoba government is encouraging retail businesses to self-nominate themselves for the newly launched Manitoba Accessibility Awards in advance of the September 30, 2020 deadline. The Awards are designed to celebrate leadership and innovation in meeting the needs of … Continued