The Accessibility Standard for Employment calls on all employers to have measures, policies and practices to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants. Employers need to consider reasonable accommodation at various stages of employment as it applies to their organizations. This includes recruitment, offer of employment, on the job, return to work, and training.

Safety comes first! 

To ensure the safety of employees with disabilities, all employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors must comply by May 1, 2020 with the following two requirements:

  1. Workplace Emergency Response Information
    1. Create emergency response information to help employees with disabilities stay safe during emergencies.
  2. Workplace Emergency Assistance
    1. Ask employees who require assistance during an emergency for permission to share information with individuals who agree to help.

To help you meet your employer obligations, please see Workplace Emergency Response Information: Toolkit (PDF) (Word)

The Checklist for Business and Non-Profit Organizations (PDF) (Word) provides a summary of the requirements and applicable timelines.

We can help.

Learn more about the Accessibility Standard for Employment and how it affects you, by registering for a free workshop.

Resources on the Accessibility Standard for Employment:

Introduction to Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Employment (PDF) (Word)
Accessibility Works Infographic
Discussing Accessibility in the Workplace poster (PDF) (Word)
Workplace Emergency Response Information: Toolkit (PDF) (Word)
Checklist for Business and Non-Profit Organizations (PDF) (Word)