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

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