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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

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Second Annual Report of the Canadian Disability Advisory Committee

The Disability Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that their second annual report has been published on the Canada.ca website ...
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Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

On June 22nd 2021, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit ...
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Accessibility Standards Canada. Message from the CEO. Philip Rizcallah.

Accessibility Standards Canada First Annual Public Meeting Held May 31st 2021 – A Message From The CEO

Dear Stakeholders, I would like to start by thanking everyone who participated in our first annual public meeting "Making Canada ...
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OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

When it comes to reducing barriers, B.C. has made progress, but still has a long way to go. Imagine for ...
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Accessible British Columbia Act

We are pleased to let you know that the Honourable Nicolas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently ...
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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 Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award

Barrier Free Canada - Canada Sans Barrières is pleased to announce the 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award! This is the inaugural ...
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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 Announces The 2021 Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award

Barrier Free Canada - Canada Sans Barrières is pleased to announce the 2021 Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award! In 2020 ...
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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 Barrieres (BFC/CSB) First Quarter 2021 Editorial by President Donna Jodhan

Dear readers:  On behalf of BFC-CSB I would like to sincerely thank you for your continuing support of our organization ...
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