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

Photo of the indoor Senate of Canada at the Canadian Parliament. All seats are empty and awaiting arrivals.

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

Close up photo of a bronze statuette of a blindfolded woman holding out the scales of justice in her right hand. Blurred in the background is the flag of Canada.

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”

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”

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

Barrier Free Canada Logo. Image of a light blue maple leaf with a white diagonal section of the leaf missing, giving the appearance of a circle with a line through it that bans what is on the inside. This maple leaf is intended to ban inaccessibility. To the right of the light blue maple leaf are the words, 'Barrier Free Canada' and 'Sans Barriere Canada'. Welcome to Barrier Free Canada.

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is delighted to share that we have been asked to appear via video link on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM. Originally, our invitation to appear on April 11th 2019 had been rescinded. We would like to thank those who helped to make… Read more“Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM”

The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out

Cover of The Canadian Human Rights Commission's 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out depicting, in color, a young girl sitting on the shoulders of her father with her fist raised in the air as her father walks with a large crowd which is depicted in black and white.

Photo Alt: Cover of The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out depicting, in color, a young girl sitting on the shoulders of her father with her fist raised in the air as her father walks with a large crowd which is depicted in black and… Read more“The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019

Photo of the Throne in Senate Chamber in Centre Block Building on Parliament Hill, home of Canada's Federal Government.

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019 Witnesses (Panel One): – Christianne Laziner, Vice Chairperson, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) – Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) – Catherine Ebbs, Chairperson, Federal Public Sector Labour… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019”

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson

Barrier Free Canada Logo. Image of a light blue maple leaf with a white diagonal section of the leaf missing, giving the appearance of a circle with a line through it that bans what is on the inside. This maple leaf is intended to ban inaccessibility. To the right of the light blue maple leaf are the words, 'Barrier Free Canada' and 'Sans Barriere Canada'. Welcome to Barrier Free Canada.

We at Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières would like to express our gratitude to Senator Jim Munson for having tried to have us included in the list of witnesses to appear in front of the Senate standing Committee on Bill C81. We would also like to applaud his… Read more“Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson”