In Canada, New Electric is part of the Spark Power group of companies. Spark Power is committed to a learning and working environment which provides for the fullest development of the potential of its community members.
In 2005, the Ontario legislature passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This piece of legislation was designed to improve participation of persons with disabilities in all facets of life in Ontario through the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to access.
In 2011, the legislature of Ontario passed the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations (IASR). Within these standards, there contained a more detailed explanation of what institutions are required to implement in order to ensure the full compliance of AODA by 2025.
In an attempt to fulfill this commitment, and to meet its obligations under the standards of the AODA, Spark Power Corp has reviewed its policies, practices, facilities and services and has put together the following multi-year plan.
This five-year plan will serve as a template for Spark Power Corp to review and redress barriers which may currently appear in its daily operations and will ensure that new policies, procedures, facilities and services will take into account the needs and rights of persons with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the AODA.