Bill C-81 Recommended Changes for the Senate

Presented by the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance DRAFT Dec 17, 2018 Who We Are The Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance (FALA) is a partnership of 58 disability-related organizations from across Canada who have joined together to advise on the development of strong and effective legislation. Position Statement FALA expects that the… Read more“Bill C-81 Recommended Changes for the Senate”

The Barrier free Canada – Canada sans barriers December 2018 newsletter

Dear Supporter: we would like to start by once again thanking you for your continuing support and words of encouragement for it is only with you and through you that we as an organization can continue to thrive and to encourage others to speak up, speak out, and engage each… Read more“The Barrier free Canada – Canada sans barriers December 2018 newsletter”

Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Dec 03, 2018, 13:33 ET OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. Today, as part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with the ministers… Read more“Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2018 Donna Jodhan Barrier-Free Canada   Dear Ms. Jodhan, The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an opportunity to reflect on progress achieved towards a more fully accessible world, and the distance we still have to go. As you know, one of the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA)… Read more“International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

Bill C-81 Moving to Senate

Good morning, Yesterday, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, received two votes in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) presented an motion on Bill C-81 on November 22nd asking the House of Commons to send Bill C-81 back to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social… Read more“Bill C-81 Moving to Senate”

Donna Jodhan is Presented an award from Elections Canada!

On November 20, Donna J. Jodhan was presented with an award from Elections Canada for her work with the Advisory Group for disability issues where she has been serving since its inception in 2014. Donna wishes to thank Elections Canada for having given her this great and unique opportunity to have been… Read more“Donna Jodhan is Presented an award from Elections Canada!”

Justin Trudeau’s Accessibility Legislation Fails to Meet the Needs of Canadians with Disabilities

November 7, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – This week the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities will vote on amendments to Bill C-81, An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada. Conservative members of the committee issued the following statement regarding… Read more“Justin Trudeau’s Accessibility Legislation Fails to Meet the Needs of Canadians with Disabilities”