No Barriers to Understanding Contributed by Debra Walker

It seems like only yesterday and not so many years ago that I met who would later become one of my best friends. It was our first time at “big” school, at the tender age of 11. I knew no one from my elementary school but GiGi became one of my closest. I remember herContinue reading No Barriers to Understanding Contributed by Debra Walker

Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held June 6, 2019 by Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations

Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations Present: Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall TeleTownHall Date: June 6, 2019 Report Finalized On: August 23, 2019 Prepared by: The Canadian Accessible Elections TeleTownHall Organizing Committee Introduction: This TeleTownHall was held countrywide and was hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and SterlingContinue reading Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held June 6, 2019 by Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations

Ottawa Expands Air Passenger Rights as Airlines Push Back Bumped Travellers to get up to $2,400, Those with Lost or Damaged Luggage up to $2,100

Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press The Toronto Star July 16, 2019 MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “surprised” and “disappointed” by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. “We feel that we have done our homework very,Continue reading Ottawa Expands Air Passenger Rights as Airlines Push Back Bumped Travellers to get up to $2,400, Those with Lost or Damaged Luggage up to $2,100

Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Held June 6th 2019 A Success

On June 6, 2019 Sterling Creations in collaboration with the Canadian Council of the Blind and Elections Canada hosted and ran a country wide tele town hall. The objective of this tele town hall was to have given participants an opportunity to provide feedback to Elections Canada with regard to their concerns, suggestions, and commentsContinue reading Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Held June 6th 2019 A Success

Promoting Lifelong Learning Skills for a Barrier-free Canada

I came to Canada in September 2005. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) had just been passed. I was a student; a woman of colour; and in a wheelchair with a fractured knee. Toronto welcomed me and I felt included. Fourteen years later, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) was passed on June 21,Continue reading Promoting Lifelong Learning Skills for a Barrier-free Canada

Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

PR Newswire June 21, 2019 GATINEAU, QC, June 21, 2019 / CNW / – Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act , which received Royal Assent today, will provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) with new tools to help advance the accessibility of the national transportation system. Once in force, this legislation will provide the CTAContinue reading Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Honored to Witness History at Minister Qualtrough’s Reception on June 20, 2019

We at Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières were extremely pleased and honoured to have been a part of Minister Qualtrough’s reception on June 20, 2019 and to have been a witness to the history making Royal Assent Ceremony on June 21, 2019. Now it’s time to relish this lifetime moment and to thankContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Honored to Witness History at Minister Qualtrough’s Reception on June 20, 2019

Letter From Senator Chantal Petitclerc. Together, we made history. Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act Receives Royal Assent June 21, 2019

Together, we made history. As you must be aware, Bill C-81 has passed and will be receiving royal assent today (June 21, 2019). After months of thorough review, by both the House of Commons and the Senate, and finally listening to your comments, advice and opinions on the bill, we achieved something great that ourContinue reading Letter From Senator Chantal Petitclerc. Together, we made history. Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act Receives Royal Assent June 21, 2019

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