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IRIS is pleased to be partnering with BDO Canada on a new initiative to improve accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

BDO Canada and IRIS are set to co-design a first-of-its-kind audit tool that will set a baseline for accessibility in the workplace. This specialized Accessibility Engagement Audit Tool will help employers identify barriers and solutions to accessibility within their workplace. The project also includes the development of a Disability-Inclusive Employment Practices Audit Process, which will further support employers on their accessibility journey.

“All too often people with disabilities are overlooked when we talk about accessibility in the workplace, and this partnership and project are aimed at addressing this discrepancy in Canada,” says Michael Bach, Managing Director of IRIS. “We’re pleased to be working with BDO on designing a tool and a process that will support Canadian employers on their journey to creating a workplace that is accessible to everyone, including Canadians who live with a disability.”

Both the Accessibility Engagement Audit Tool and the Disability-Inclusive Employment Practices Audit Process are in development and expected to be complete in late 2024. These are being supported through a generous financial contribution from a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada called Workplace Opportunities: Reducing Barriers to Equity.

See BDO Canada’s full press release here.

About BDO Canada

BDO Canada LLP is a leading provider of professional services to clients across a variety of sectors and segments. For over 100 years, our team has served communities across Canada through a comprehensive range of assurance, tax, and consulting services, complemented by deep industry knowledge. With over 5,000 people across 100 offices in Canada, and more than 1,800 offices in 164 countries, BDO is well-positioned to assist clients with both domestic and global needs.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member Firms. For more information, visit: www.bdo.ca