The Barrier Free Canada August 2015 newsletter

Table of contents A special request to our readers Summary for the month of August Next steps How you can support us Contact info A special request to our readers We would like to start with an important appeal to our readers. From now until October 19, we are asking you to please help our cause by takingContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada August 2015 newsletter

Making disabilities a federal election issue

The Waterloo Chronicle, Wednesday, September, 02, 2015 – 9:09:58 AM By James Jackson Chronicle Staff For Jason Tomesch, the talk surrounding the upcoming federal election has been sorely lacking one key discussion — improving the lives of the millions of Canadians who live with one or more disability every day. Tomesch knows the struggle first-hand.Continue reading Making disabilities a federal election issue

EQUALITY: It’s past time for our own Disabilities Act

The Globe and Mail August 11, 2015 By ANDRÉ PICARD Twenty-five years ago, the United States adopted a momentous civil liberties law, the Americans with Disabilities Act. The purpose of the law was four-fold: to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities; to provide clear, strong, consistent,Continue reading EQUALITY: It’s past time for our own Disabilities Act

The Barrier Free Canada July 2015 newsletter

Table of contents Summary for the month of July Next steps How you can support us Contact info Welcome to the Barrier Free Canada July newsletter and we’ll start with our summary for July. Summary for July The month of July saw a marked increase of individuals signing up as supporters and we welcomed fourContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada July 2015 newsletter

Rick Hansen calls for establishing federal disabilities act

Originally posted at: http://www.richmond-news.com/community/rick-hansen-calls-for-establishing-federal-disabilities-act-1.2018163 Philip Raphael  / Richmond News July 31, 2015 11:12 AM Well-known accessibility advocate and Richmond resident Rick Hansen has added his voice calling for establishing a federal disabilities act. Hansen, who made his mark during his Man in Motion round the world wheelchair tour in the 1980s, is supporting a non-partisanContinue reading Rick Hansen calls for establishing federal disabilities act

Rick Hansen urges Canada to enact federal disabilities act

Vancouver, BC (July 29, 2015) – Rick Hansen is urging government leaders, influencers and the public to support a new non-partisan campaign to introduce federal legislation to ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity for Canadians with disabilities. Barrier-Free Canada is an initiative to advocate for enactment of a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities ActContinue reading Rick Hansen urges Canada to enact federal disabilities act

The Barrier Free Canada June 2015 newsletter

Table of contents Summary for the month of June Next steps How you can support us Contact info Welcome to the Barrier Free Canada June newsletter and we’ll start with our summary for June. Summary for June The month of June was spent working to garner support from organizations of all kinds and by the end of JuneContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada June 2015 newsletter

A March 2015 update from Barrier Free Canada

The Barrier Free Canada March 2015 newsletter Table of contents 1. Introduction. 2. What have we been up to? 3. Building support. 4. Contact us. 1. Introduction Dear readers: Welcome to our first newsletter since the launch of our official website at http://www.barrierfreecanada.org. We launched our website in February and since then we have beenContinue reading A March 2015 update from Barrier Free Canada