Barrier-Free Canada logo.

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) advocates for the Canadian Parliament to enact a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) to achieve a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities.

To this end, BFC/CSB is seeking endorsements from national disability organizations to build a non-partisan community coalition. BFC/CSB would also like to identify point persons from these organizations to act as key contacts.

The steering committee of BFC/CSB has drafted a set of principles concerning a CDA that are drawn from the principles that underpin the provincial disability legislation in Ontario and Manitoba. A CDA is not meant to replace provincial disability legislation. It will complement such legislation and benefit Canadians living in provinces with and without provincial disability legislation. At this point in time, CNIB, March of Dimes Canada, Canadian Hearing Society and MS Society of Canada have endorsed the BFC/CSB principles and confirmed their support for the movement to enact a CDA. There is no individual or organizational charge for membership in BFC/CSB. Please contact Donna Jodhan, Chair of Barrier-Free Canada (donna@barrierfreecanada.org) with any questions or to express your organization’s support and identify a key contact.

News

Close up neck down shot of female doctor wearing a white uniform and holding a clipboard with medical patient documents while consulting a disabled older woman during a visit, while sitting on a couch in a room with a wheelchair.

COVID-19: Disability and Communication. Pandemic Highlights Existing Barriers for Those With Communication Disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing barriers preventing Canadians with communication disabilities from fully accessing the health-care system, according to ...
Read More
A blue rubber medical glove holds up a rapid test device for COVID-19 showing a negative test result.

Testing! Testing!

As we continue to step gingerly through these horrific times, there are so many thoughts, emotions, feelings, and uncertainties for ...
Read More
A woman in isolation at home and wearing a face mask has her hand on a window that she is looking out of contemplatively.

The Missing Piece to Our Future

This is probably going to be one of the most painful and saddest editorials that I will ever write and ...
Read More
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.

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barriers March 2020 Newsletter – First Quarter

Dear Friends, Barrier Free Canada-Canada Sans Barriers would like to thank you once again for your continued support and words ...
Read More