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

Barrier Free Canada Response to the Publication of the Draft Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Accessibility Reporting Regulations

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrriès is a national non partisan grass roots organization. We were founded in November 2014 with the mission to lobby the Canadian Government to enact legislation for a barrier free Canada. Our main objective is to enable all Canadians with a disability, their friends, family, and associates to beContinue reading Barrier Free Canada Response to the Publication of the Draft Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Accessibility Reporting Regulations

A Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Statement

In late 2014, Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières was founded in response to a belief by a small group of individuals that the time had come for Canadians with disabilities to start lobbying the Federal Government to enact legislation for an Accessible Canada Act. It was strongly felt by those around the tableContinue reading A Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Statement

Understanding Barriers for People with Disabilities

An example of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. What it takes to Create clear messages that contain important information to get to a person who is deafblind. My barriers may not be your barriers. The fact is one size does not fit all! Even within the population of Canadians who are deafblind thereContinue reading Understanding Barriers for People with Disabilities

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Hajdu, and Minister Qualtrough Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines From Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières

Monday, January 4th 2021 To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau,P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P. Minister of Health Health Canada Address Locator 0900C2 Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9 hcminister.ministresc@canada.ca The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P. Minister ofContinue reading An Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Hajdu, and Minister Qualtrough Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines From Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières

Introducing the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award 2020 Recipients: Chris Stark (Posthumously) and his Wife Marie Stark

BFC-CSB is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award! This award category recognizes individuals in our community who have demonstrated superior and outstanding advocacy over a period of ten years or more as a leader. The Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award is intended to recognize an individual who hasContinue reading Introducing the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award 2020 Recipients: Chris Stark (Posthumously) and his Wife Marie Stark