The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières December 2016 newsletter

Table of contents Summary of recent events How to become more involved in Minister Qualtrough’s public engagement hearings From around the country Question for consideration Next steps Contact info Summary of Recent Events The month of November saw various committee members of BFC-CSB making presentations and attending meetings across the country. In early November DavidContinue reading The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières December 2016 newsletter

The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières November 2016 newsletter

Table of contents Summary of recent events How to become more involved in Minister Qualtrough’s public engagement hearings From around the country Question for consideration Next steps Contact info Summary of Recent Events For the month of October we attended tele conferences and one of our committee members David Lepofsky traveled to Halifax to lendContinue reading The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières November 2016 newsletter

The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières October 2016 newsletter

Table of contents Summary of Recent Events News coverage From around the country Question for consideration Next steps We need your feedback Contact info Summary of Recent Events The month of September was a busy one for us as BFC-CSB created and posted two articles on its website which are designed to help you asContinue reading The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières October 2016 newsletter

Response to the CTA’s regulatory modernization initiative

Written by Donna J. JodhanOn behalf of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Introduction I am submitting my comments as a vision impaired person who is a regular air traveler and as someone whose organization is actively pursuing the call for the passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act. On a personal level, itContinue reading Response to the CTA’s regulatory modernization initiative

Please Use and Widely Circulate Two New Helpful Resources We Here Give You, Helpful for Anyone Taking Part in the Government of Canada’s Current Public Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act – Our Short Leaflet and Our Longer, More Detailed Tip Sheet

The Federal Government is asking the public to give it input on what should be included in the promised Canadians with Disabilities Act, a new federal disability accessibility law. Are you thinking of taking part in that public consultation and giving the Government feedback? You can do so by attending one of the Federal Government’sContinue reading Please Use and Widely Circulate Two New Helpful Resources We Here Give You, Helpful for Anyone Taking Part in the Government of Canada’s Current Public Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act – Our Short Leaflet and Our Longer, More Detailed Tip Sheet

The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières September 2016 newsletter

Table of contents Recent Breaking Events in the Campaign for a Strong, Effectively Enforced Canadians with Disabilities Act Some Reflections on These Recent Events The Toronto Star August 28, 2016 article Canadians with disabilities: By the numbers Government of Canada’s August 23, 2016 Announcement of Public Consultation Forums Across Ontario See who presently supports BarrierContinue reading The Barrier-Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières September 2016 newsletter

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, How Accessibility is Driving Innovation: Launch of in-person Accessibility Consultations at Abilities Centre August 23, 2016 Whitby, Ontario

Hello everyone. It’s my pleasure to be here with you at Whitby’s state-of-the-art Abilities Centre. What a wonderful facility! Wouldn’t it be great if we had centres like this in communities across Canada? This space and this community are true example of what we can do when we start from a place of inclusion andContinue reading Speaking Notes for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, How Accessibility is Driving Innovation: Launch of in-person Accessibility Consultations at Abilities Centre August 23, 2016 Whitby, Ontario

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières August 2016 newsletter

Table of contents The revised discussion paper The Federal Government’s Public Consultation Media coverage A meeting at the Canadian Transportation Agency Our list of supporting organizations How to keep in touch with Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Summary of the August 19, 2016 Revised Discussion Paper on What the Canadians with Disabilities ActContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières August 2016 newsletter

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières June 2016 newsletter

Table of contents Government of Canada Announces Nation-wide Public Consultations on What to Include in the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act June 22, 2016 Government of Canada News Release June 22, 2016 Statement by Canada Disabilities Minister Carla Qualtrough Excerpt from the May 6, 2016 Speech by Disabilities Minister Carla Qualtrough to the Canadian VisionContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières June 2016 newsletter