The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same
opportunity of access to employment opportunities and services as do all employees and prospective employees. The
DSBN is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of people with disabilities, in a timely manner, in the provision of
services related to employment.
The Policy with regard to Accessibility in Employment applies only to employees (as defined within the Ontario
Employment Standards Act, 2000) and does not apply to volunteers and some non-paid individuals.
DSBN will provide or arrange for the provision of accommodated employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- notifying its employees and the public about the availability of accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its
- consulting with the applicant and provide or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner
that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability after receiving the request from the
- when making offers of employment, notifying the successful applicant of its policies for accommodating
employees with disabilities;
- consulting with the employee to provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication
supports after receiving the request from the applicant;
- providing individualized workplace emergency response information to employees who have a disability, if the
disability is such that the individualized information is necessary and the employer is aware of the need for
accommodation due to the employee’s disability;
- developing and have in place a written process for the development of documented individual accommodation
plans for employees with disabilities;
- developing and have in place a return to work process for its employees who have been absent from work due to
a disability and require disability-related accommodations in order to return to work;
- taking into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities, as well as individual accommodation
plans, when using its performance appraisal process in respect of employees with disabilities;
- taking into account the accessibility needs of its employees with disabilities as well as any individual
accommodation plans, when providing career development and advancement to its employees with disabilities;
- taking into account the accessibility needs of its employees with disabilities, as well as individual accommodation
plans, when redeploying or reassigning employees with disabilities.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11
Ontario Human Rights Code
Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001
District School Board of Niagara Accessibility Plan – 2010-2020