BIG IDeA is the first end-to-end platform in Ontario on accessibility for businesses and their customers. We support businesses in becoming accessible and showcase their successes.


Learn how to make your business part of an Inclusive Ontario.

  • Get resources and training
  • Register now to receive suggestions from customers
  • Get help with accessibility and inclusion challenges
  • Put your business on the Accessibility Map
  • Nominate your business for our Inclusion Showcase


Help businesses to improve your customer experience.

  • Nominate inclusive business practices
  • Give feedback to businesses on their level of inclusion
  • Submit an inclusion challenge for the design challenge event
  • Participate in our design challenges and mapathon

BIG IDeA in Action

See what happens when customers and businesses collaborate and innovate.

We’ll have more news here soon about these BIG IDeA features:

  • Accessible Business Profiles
  • Design Innovation Showcase
  • Mapathons
  • Design Challenges
  • Upcoming Events


#accessible practices don't have to be big. Show how far your business goes for your customers with a BIG IDeA badge

Did you know that tons of businesses in dt #TO bring deliveries up their steps to customers who can't access their space? A great example is @pizzaioloca on John and Adelaide! #accessibility #thatsabigidea Know anywhere else with inclusive practices?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US, happy birthday to us... October 12-13 -- it's going to be a party -- you are not going to want to miss it! @DEEP_IDRC #inclusion #a11y #inclusivedesign We're 25!

Hi all, unfortunately our team will be postponing this event until the end of the summer. We're very sorry to all the participants that registered, but we will let you know as soon as the event is back on.

Have you grabbed your #free tickets to our upcoming hackathon? With the John Street redevelopment on the rise we're gonna need all the ideas we can get! #TO #takeaction 🎟️💡


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A ton of businesses in downtown #TO like Pizzaiolo @ John and Adelaide St W bring up deliveries to their customers upon request!

Businesses don't always know how important their #accessibility practices can be. DM us your favourites and we'll showcase them on our page.
Image Description: Woman walks up stairs of an old Torontonian building to get to street level. She's holding a pizza box and is wearing an apron to deliver it to the customer at the top of the steps who uses a wheelchair.
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New BIG IDeAs in our City.

CityNews Toronto
A newspaper-style box has been installed near Queen and Parliament streets to dispense feminine hygiene products to homeless women who don’t otherwise have access.
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