September 27, 2016
Canadians, communities and workplaces benefit when everyone can participate equally in everyday life. There has been much progress in making our society more inclusive, but we can do better.
This is why the Government of Canada is committed to developing new planned accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations.
Many Canadians continue to face barriers that affect their ability to participate in daily activities that most people take for granted. These could include:
Be part of the conversation:
What does an Accessible Canada mean to you? - Video
How to participate:
You can provide your input to the Office for Disability Issues via: Phone: 1-844-836-8126 TTY: 819-934-6649 Fax: 819-953-4797 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Consultation - Accessibility Legislation c/o Office for Disability Issues Employment and Social Development Canada, 105 Hotel-de-ville St., 1st floor, Bag 62 Gatineau QC K1A 0J9 All of the feedback we receive will be incorporated into reports that will be made available on the consultation website and in alternate formats, on request.
You can also consult the Discussion Guide for more information:
Thursday, September 22nd, Yukon, Whitehorse, Westmark Hotel and Conference Centre, 201 Wood St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4
Saturday, September 24th, Nunavut, Iqaluit, Frobisher Inn, Astro Hill Quickstop, 505 Astro Hill, Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Monday, September 26th, Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Tree of Peace, Friendship Centre 5011-51 St, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P9
Wednesday, September 28th, Saskatchewan, Regina, Double Tree Hotel, 1975 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y1
Monday, October 3rd, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Delta Hotel by Marriott 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
Friday, October 7th, Alberta, Edmonton Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8
Tuesday, October 11th, Ontario, Thunder Bay, Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
Thursday, October 13th, Alberta, Calgary, Telus Convention Centre 120 Ninth Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
Thursday, October 20th, New Brunswick, Moncton, Moncton Lion’s Community Centre 473 St. George St, Moncton, NB E1C 1Y2
Thursday, November 3rd Newfoundland, St. John’s, The Hampton Inn, 411 Stavanger Dr, St. John's, NL A1A 0A1
Updated September 27 2016 by Student & Academic Services