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 a moment you were the keynote speaker at an event, but you arrived and couldn’t get onto the stage. What if you couldn’t speak and were refused medical services unless you allowed someone to speakContinue reading OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

Accessible British Columbia Act

We are pleased to let you know that the Honourable Nicolas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently introduced the Accessible British Columbia Act. If passed, this proposed legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. In particular, the proposed legislation willContinue reading Accessible British Columbia Act

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 year for this award and it is meant to identify a business that has gone above and beyond to ensure that its physical space exceeds accessibility expectations. Looking at both the built environment as wellContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award

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 Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières introduced the Chris Stark distinguished advocacy award to honour the memory of the late Chris Stark who passed on in June 2019. Chris was one of the mostContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award

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. As a grassroots non partisan national organization, we find ourselves in a very unique position in that we can give the individual Canadian with a disability every opportunity to speak up, speak out, and reachContinue reading Barrier-Free Canada / Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) First Quarter 2021 Editorial by President Donna Jodhan

Country-Wide Canadian Accessible Election Tele-Town Hall 2021 Zoom Webinar. May 29th 2021 at 10:00 AM PT. Accessibility and Inclusion 2021. Getting Ready for a Canadian Federal Election During a Pandemic

Sterling Creations and the Canadian Council of the Blind in collaboration with Elections Canada are pleased to invite you to join a country-wide Town Hall Webinar on Saturday, May 29th 2021 via Zoom. Topic: Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall 2021 When: May 29th 2021 10:00 AM PT Times: 10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain, 12:00 PM Central,Continue reading Country-Wide Canadian Accessible Election Tele-Town Hall 2021 Zoom Webinar. May 29th 2021 at 10:00 AM PT. Accessibility and Inclusion 2021. Getting Ready for a Canadian Federal Election During a Pandemic

National Deafblind Awareness Month 2021

In June 2021, members of the deafblind community all over the world will be coming together through a largescale tactile arts awareness campaign championed by Deafblind International (DbI). Community objects in cities and countries across the globe will be yarn bombed, a form of street art where yarn that is knit, crochet, or wrapped, adornsContinue reading National Deafblind Awareness Month 2021

Build Back Better: The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2020 Annual Report to Parliament

Friends and colleagues, It is my pleasure to share with you Build back better: The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2020 Annual Report to Parliament, which was tabled this week in the House of Commons and the Senate. 2020 has tested the resolve of human rights organizations more than any year in recent memory. While weContinue reading Build Back Better: The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2020 Annual Report to Parliament

Open Letter from Donna Jodhan to Mr. Philip Rizcallah, CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada

To: Mr. Philip Rizcallah CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada February 11, 2021 Dear Mr. Philip Rizcallah: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Barrier Free Canada, I want to congratulate you on your appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Accessibility Standards Canada. The work of the organization is an important component to the Government ofContinue reading Open Letter from Donna Jodhan to Mr. Philip Rizcallah, CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada

Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 7: Accessible Canada Regulations

Launch PDF: Canada-Gazette-02-13-2021-155-7. Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 7: Accessible Canada Regulations February 13, 2021 Statutory Authority Accessible Canada Act Sponsoring Department Department of Employment and Social Development Executive Summary Issues: It is estimated that 6.2 million Canadians have a disability, and this number is expected to grow. Therefore, the need to identify,Continue reading Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 7: Accessible Canada Regulations