A True Dilemma of “Social” and “Physical” Distancing. By: Michelle Buckland, B.A.A. Passionate Learning Consultant

The COVID-19 crisis is new. It is requiring us all to act, interact and communicate in different ways than we are used to. Social distancing is the term you hear whenever you tune into any media source. In the current context, “social distancing” is understood as being a “physical” distance from another person to helpContinue reading A True Dilemma of “Social” and “Physical” Distancing. By: Michelle Buckland, B.A.A. Passionate Learning Consultant

COVID-19: Disability and Communication. Pandemic Highlights Existing Barriers for Those With Communication Disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing barriers preventing Canadians with communication disabilities from fully accessing the health-care system, according to advocates across the country calling for governments to address the issue. Organizations and individuals point to recent cases in which disabled patients were denied access to crucial communication supports while in hospital, leaving them unableContinue reading COVID-19: Disability and Communication. Pandemic Highlights Existing Barriers for Those With Communication Disabilities

Survey Report From The Canadian Council of the Blind: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadians Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind, and Partially Sighted

As you may be aware, the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) conducted a survey over the period April 7 to April 14 to determine the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic was having on Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted. The objective of the survey was to provide recommendations to the federal, provincialContinue reading Survey Report From The Canadian Council of the Blind: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadians Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind, and Partially Sighted

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barriers March 2020 Newsletter – First Quarter

Dear Friends, Barrier Free Canada-Canada Sans Barriers would like to thank you once again for your continued support and words of encouragement for it is only with you and through you that we as an organization can continue to thrive and to encourage others to speak up, speak out, and engage each other in meaningfulContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barriers March 2020 Newsletter – First Quarter

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Congratulates The Government On The Formation Of An Advisory Group To Take Action On Issues Relating To Canadians With Disabilities

We are very pleased to congratulate Minister Qualtrough on the initiative to establish this very important advisory group as there are many Canadians with disabilities who are quite concerned over how their needs and requirements are going to be met. From concerns over health issues, to financial issues, to social distancing, and more. We believeContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Congratulates The Government On The Formation Of An Advisory Group To Take Action On Issues Relating To Canadians With Disabilities

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive Approach to its COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Statement The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: April 10, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada “From the onset of the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps to curb the spread of this virus and to reduce itsContinue reading Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive Approach to its COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Teaching the Sighted To See Accessibility

By Aaron Di Blasi, Project Management Professional, Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. Firstly I’d like to thank Donna for inviting me to write this article for BFC. I am both honored and grateful for the opportunity and as such I would like to offer a bit of background first in order to lay a foundation forContinue reading Teaching the Sighted To See Accessibility

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers December, 2019 Newsletter – Fourth Quarter

You may also read this newsletter in either Microsoft Word or PDF Format if you prefer. Dear Friends, Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers would like to thank you once again for your continued support and words of encouragement for it is only with you and through you that we as an organization can continueContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers December, 2019 Newsletter – Fourth Quarter

The President’s Perspective For 2019. A Year of Revitalization. By Donna J. Jodhan

2019 was a year of revitalization for Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrieres. Our mission remained the same; to collaborate with others to ensure the safe passage of Bill C-81 and we were successful in accomplishing this. On May 1, 2019, we presented to the Senate standing committee and we were part of MinisterContinue reading The President’s Perspective For 2019. A Year of Revitalization. By Donna J. Jodhan

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Mandate Letter – Office of the Prime Minister

Dear Ms. Qualtrough: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. On Election Day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate change while keeping ourContinue reading Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Mandate Letter – Office of the Prime Minister