New Canadian Parliament Elected

New Canadian Parliament Is Elected with Strong Majority of MPs Who Committed to Support Passing a Canadians with Disabilities Act – We Look Forward to Working with the New Canadian Government and All Parties On Developing and Passing a Strong and Effective New National Disabilities Law Promised to Over Four Million Canadians October 20, 2015Continue reading New Canadian Parliament Elected

Toronto City Council supports Karygiannis’ Motion to urge Parliament to create The Canadians with Disabilities Act

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, is pleased that Toronto City Councillors have voted to support efforts of a grass roots movement advocating for the establishment of The Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA). “By passing this Motion, Council has recognized the importance of having a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities.” said Councillor Karygiannis. “ManyContinue reading Toronto City Council supports Karygiannis’ Motion to urge Parliament to create The Canadians with Disabilities Act

Great News! Announcement from Barrier-Free Manitoba

We are writing to share the great news on the federal election front: three of the five major parties running in the federal election have now committed to introducing a Canadians with Disabilities Act if they form the next government. The Liberal Party of Canada made this commitment earlier today: http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/a-new-health-accord/ On September 29, 2015,Continue reading Great News! Announcement from Barrier-Free Manitoba

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières September 2015 newsletter

Table of contents Special requests to our readers Summary for the month of September Next steps How you can support us Contact info Happy early Thanksgiving to everyone and we begin with some breaking news! On September 29, 2015, the federal New Democratic Party became the first of the three major federal parties in this electionContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières September 2015 newsletter

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update

United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities Breaking News in the Campaign for a Barrier-Free Canada – Federal NDP Announces It will Support Enactment of the Canadians with Disabilities Act – Will the Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois Do So Too? September 29, 2015 We are pleased to share with you theContinue reading Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update

Barrier-Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrieres: Canada’s Largest Disability Organizations Endorse Barrier-Free Canada’s Call for a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Canada NewsWire, TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 The leaders of Canada’s largest disability organizations serving upwards of four million Canadians with disabilities are 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, and to fulfill Canada’s commitmentsContinue reading Barrier-Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrieres: Canada’s Largest Disability Organizations Endorse Barrier-Free Canada’s Call for a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Notice of Motion

(This Notice can also be downloaded as a Word document here.) City Council support efforts by Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) to urge the new Parliament of Canada to enact The Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) – Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam Recommendations: Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommendsContinue reading Notice of Motion

Durham federal election candidates on inclusiveness for people with disabilities

Originally posted at the Durham Region website. DurhamRegion.com asked Durham Region candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election to supply their party’s policy in 20 areas of interest. Weekdays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 2 we will explore federal party policies. What help can our political parties give persons with disabilities to live comfortable andContinue reading Durham federal election candidates on inclusiveness for people with disabilities

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