In 2005, the government of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) with the goal of ensuring greater accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. To help public, private and non-profit organizations identify, prevent, and remove barriers to accessibility. The AODA contains accessibility standards in areas, including:
The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service came into force in 2008. The next three standards, Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation have been combined into the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations (IASR). The IASR is now law and the requirements will be phased in over time. The standard for the Built Environment for facilities and outdoor spaces is still in development.
General Nutrition Centres (GNC) is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner.