About the EnAbling Change Program
The Government of Ontario is committed to providing all Ontarians the opportunity to participate in the social and cultural life of the province, be productive community members, and the beneficiaries of a growing economy. This commitment is reflected in the proclamation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
The purpose of the AODA is to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by developing, implementing and enforcing standards respecting goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment and buildings by January 1, 2025, and to provide for the involvement of people with disabilities, the Government of Ontario and representatives of industries and of various sectors of the economy in the development of accessibility standards.
This commitment is also demonstrated through the creation of strategic alliances with sectors and industry leaders to implement accessibility initiatives. The Enabling Minds project is part of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment’s EnAbling Change Program. Through the EnAbling Change Program, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario works with organizations that play a leadership role in identifying, removing and preventing barriers for people with disabilities. The organizations are industry or sector leaders who recognize that everyone benefits when people with disabilities can contribute fully to the social and economic life of the province.