EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS
MANDATORY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005. This legislation was developed to remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in key areas of living. These standards, now regulations under the Act, apply to both the private, non-profit and public sectors in Ontario.
We recently received a guide with reminders of where businesses should be with their compliance and where they must be in terms of accessibility by 2025.
Please find the guide here:
HEALTH AND SAFETY
This is a reminder that the government has mandated Health and Safety Training in the following areas:
- AODA – Customer Service Standard
- AODA – Integrated Accessibility Standards
- Accident Investigation
- Supervisor Competency
- Work Refusal
- Worker Awareness Training
- Workplace Violence and Harassment – Managers and Workers
On-line Training is available in all of the above areas through an Aurora Chamber member.
FIRST AID AND CPR
In June we offered First Aid and CPR through FAST Rescue, a Chamber member. Comments from those who attended were very positive. They even had a visit from first responders who spoke to them about their role with the training they had just received and the responsibility of the first responders. This is really important information – it could save the life of a loved one!
Training in Human Resources
The Chamber will be offering a series of nine seminars and workshops designed to help employers to skillfully navigate their most challenging people issues. The first workshop (add title) will be offered on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 8:30 – 10:00. Registration is required.
The presenter will be Jodi Zigelstein-Yip from Williams HR Consulting. Jodi spoke at the Chamber’s Women’s Luncheon in October 2014, leaving people wanting more. She is a highly skilled speaker and HR professional.
The Chamber is working with Vivien Cheng, a payroll expert to present a lunch and learn series on topics such as finding efficiencies in payroll that will positively impact the bottom line, what to look for when outsourcing to a payroll provider and more. Watch for further information.
Questions about your workplace technology? The Chamber is planning a Tech Expo on Thursday, November 5 that will help you find the answers. There will be exhibitors, speakers, workshops and a panel of experts that will be there to help you. Come to the event for a few hours and return when something is scheduled that will interest you! It’s a hands on, educational event!
SCHEDULES: FURTHER INFORMATION
We have additional training ideas that will be announced over the next few months. If there is training that is needed by you or your staff, please let us know. Please email Sandra Watson with your requests at: firstname.lastname@example.org