Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

On June 22nd 2021, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit. The benefit would help reduce poverty among low-income, working-age Canadians with disabilities by providing direct financial support. Bill C-35, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, has been published here: LEGISinfo – House Government Bill C-35 (43-2)Continue reading Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

Accessibility Standards Canada First Annual Public Meeting Held May 31st 2021 – A Message From The CEO

Dear Stakeholders, I would like to start by thanking everyone who participated in our first annual public meeting “Making Canada Accessible” on May 31st. More than 500 of you attended this important event. Our Annual Public Meeting would not have been possible without your participation. It was an opportunity for you to meet our BoardContinue reading Accessibility Standards Canada First Annual Public Meeting Held May 31st 2021 – A Message From The CEO

OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

When it comes to reducing barriers, B.C. has made progress, but still has a long way to go. Imagine for a moment you were the keynote speaker at an event, but you arrived and couldn’t get onto the stage. What if you couldn’t speak and were refused medical services unless you allowed someone to speakContinue reading OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

Accessible British Columbia Act

We are pleased to let you know that the Honourable Nicolas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently introduced the Accessible British Columbia Act. If passed, this proposed legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. In particular, the proposed legislation willContinue reading Accessible British Columbia Act

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières is pleased to announce the 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award! This is the inaugural year for this award and it is meant to identify a business that has gone above and beyond to ensure that its physical space exceeds accessibility expectations. Looking at both the built environment as wellContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award

Country-Wide Canadian Accessible Election Tele-Town Hall 2021 Zoom Webinar. May 29th 2021 at 10:00 AM PT. Accessibility and Inclusion 2021. Getting Ready for a Canadian Federal Election During a Pandemic

Sterling Creations and the Canadian Council of the Blind in collaboration with Elections Canada are pleased to invite you to join a country-wide Town Hall Webinar on Saturday, May 29th 2021 via Zoom. Topic: Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall 2021 When: May 29th 2021 10:00 AM PT Times: 10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain, 12:00 PM Central,Continue reading Country-Wide Canadian Accessible Election Tele-Town Hall 2021 Zoom Webinar. May 29th 2021 at 10:00 AM PT. Accessibility and Inclusion 2021. Getting Ready for a Canadian Federal Election During a Pandemic

National Deafblind Awareness Month 2021

In June 2021, members of the deafblind community all over the world will be coming together through a largescale tactile arts awareness campaign championed by Deafblind International (DbI). Community objects in cities and countries across the globe will be yarn bombed, a form of street art where yarn that is knit, crochet, or wrapped, adornsContinue reading National Deafblind Awareness Month 2021

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