A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

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In 2010 Canada became a signatur on the United Nations convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities. Then In 2017 Canada completed it’s obligatory commitment when it acceded to the Optional Protocol to this United Nations convention. This week Minister Qualtrough championed into law Bill C-81 – the “Accessible… Read more“A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act””

Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All

#EveryoneEverywhere poster from the Rick Hansen Foundation features the hashtag #EveryoneEverywhere printed 15 times in white on a blue background. White letters on a black border reads 'All People. All Places.'

English: We at Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrieres (@barrierfreeca) believe that all people should be able to go all places, which is why we are excited to share the #EveryoneEverywhere campaign from the Rick Hansen Foundation (https://www.rickhansen.com/EveryoneEverywhere). A lack of physical accessibility in the built environment is a… Read more“Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All”

Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

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Wednesday May 8, 2019 Senator Petitclerc moved the adoption of the report on Bill C-81 with amendments and observations from the SOCI Committee. She said that the Committee heard from 20 witnesses and received more than 70 emails over their 4 meetings to study the bill. Based on the testimony,… Read more“Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate”

Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019

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Hello everyone, Here we are, already at the very end of the Summit. Thank you so much for your participation. Over the past two days I’ve seen you all come together and share your ideas and perspectives on how we can make Canada more accessible and more inclusive for persons… Read more“Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019”

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

Photograph of a wheelchair sitting atop a three dimensional rendering of a map of the entire country of Canada which is, in turn, overlaid with the Canadian flag.

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act To: All Members of Parliament Date: May 16, 2019 The undersigned national, provincial and local disability groups ask all Members of Parliament to commit to swiftly pass all the amendments to Bill… Read more“Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act”

Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019

Photo of the Sign of Office of Prime Minister and Privy Council of Canada on the building outside 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Canada.

The Canadian Council of the Blind (http://ccbnational.net/) and Sterling Creations (http://sterlingcreations.ca/) in collaboration with Elections Canada (https://www.elections.ca/) are pleased to invite you to join our country-wide Tele-TownHall to be hosted on Thursday, June 6th 2019 via Zoom Conference. To RSVP your attendance please email the Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall… Read more“Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

The Center Block and the Peace Tower in Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Center Block is home to the Parliament of Canada. The central green lawn and the red flowers front the iconic building.

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve it’s original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019 http://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/C-81-SSCOSASAT-CBCA-05-02-2019.pdf Photo Alt: The Center… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

Close up of a beautiful fountain in front of Quebec Parliament. Quebec City, Canada.

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve its original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019 http://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/C-81-SSCOSASAT-Meeting-05-01-2019.pdf Photo Alt: Close up of a beautiful fountain… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019”