Who is The Real Advocate? A Tribute to the Late Chris Stark By Donna J. Jodhan

It is certainly not me and it is certainly not most of us. However, when I think of it, the answer is just so close at hand. I can practically reach out and grab it! I can touch it and I can feel it! So who is it? Or should I say who is he?Continue reading Who is The Real Advocate? A Tribute to the Late Chris Stark By Donna J. Jodhan

A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

In 2010 Canada became a signatur on the United Nations convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities. Then In 2017 Canada completed it’s obligatory commitment when it acceded to the Optional Protocol to this United Nations convention. This week Minister Qualtrough championed into law Bill C-81 – the “Accessible Canada Act”. Donna Jodhan, President,Continue reading A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All

English: We at Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrieres (@barrierfreeca) believe that all people should be able to go all places, which is why we are excited to share the #EveryoneEverywhere campaign from the Rick Hansen Foundation (https://www.rickhansen.com/EveryoneEverywhere). A lack of physical accessibility in the built environment is a fundamental barrier to inclusion forContinue reading Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All

Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Wednesday May 8, 2019 Senator Petitclerc moved the adoption of the report on Bill C-81 with amendments and observations from the SOCI Committee. She said that the Committee heard from 20 witnesses and received more than 70 emails over their 4 meetings to study the bill. Based on the testimony, she said the Committee madeContinue reading Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019

Hello everyone, Here we are, already at the very end of the Summit. Thank you so much for your participation. Over the past two days I’ve seen you all come together and share your ideas and perspectives on how we can make Canada more accessible and more inclusive for persons with disabilities. Each and everyContinue reading Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act To: All Members of Parliament Date: May 16, 2019 The undersigned national, provincial and local disability groups ask all Members of Parliament to commit to swiftly pass all the amendments to Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible CanadaContinue reading Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019

The Canadian Council of the Blind (http://ccbnational.net/) and Sterling Creations (http://sterlingcreations.ca/) in collaboration with Elections Canada (https://www.elections.ca/) are pleased to invite you to join our country-wide Tele-TownHall to be hosted on Thursday, June 6th 2019 via Zoom Conference. To RSVP your attendance please email the Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall Committee at: caet2019@gmail.com. Presenting onContinue reading Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve it’s original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019 https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ccd8e-c-81-sscosasat-cbca-05-02-2019.pdf Photo Alt: The Center Block and the Peace TowerContinue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve its original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019 https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/52040-c-81-sscosasat-meeting-05-01-2019.pdf Photo Alt: Close up of a beautiful fountain in front of Quebec Parliament.Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019