The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out

Photo Alt: Cover of The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out depicting, in color, a young girl sitting on the shoulders of her father with her fist raised in the air as her father walks with a large crowd which is depicted in black and white. In 2018, the worldContinue reading The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out

Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young

See the latest on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young. Charlene joined our board in May 2018 and is fast becoming a rising star! Police Diversity: Number of Staff with Disabilities Still Below Target https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/police-diversity-people-with-disabilities Excerpt: Charlene Young, who now works for CNIB, worked for years at the SaskatoonContinue reading Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young

BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11, 2019

BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11 2019 Introduction Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is a grass roots non-partisan organization. We were founded in late 2014 and we were instrumental in kick starting the campaign for the Canadian Government to pass Legislation to enact a Canadians with disabilitiesContinue reading BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11, 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019 Witnesses (Panel One): – Christianne Laziner, Vice Chairperson, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) – Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) – Catherine Ebbs, Chairperson, Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board –Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson

We at Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières would like to express our gratitude to Senator Jim Munson for having tried to have us included in the list of witnesses to appear in front of the Senate standing Committee on Bill C81. We would also like to applaud his tireless efforts and leadership inContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson

Barrier Free Canada Dumbfounded by Senate Standing Committee Invitation Withdrawal

We at Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières are totally dumbfounded, confused, and extremely concerned and disappointed this morning and we truly hope that the following situation is rectified as soon as possible! On April 1, 2019 we received an invitation from the Clerk of the Senate Standing Committee to appear as a witnessContinue reading Barrier Free Canada Dumbfounded by Senate Standing Committee Invitation Withdrawal

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019 Appearing: – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Witnesses: – James Van Raalte, Director General, Accessibility Secretariat (ESDC) – Benoit Gendron, Director, Accessibility Secretariat (ESDC) – Erik Lapalme, SeniorContinue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers March 2019 Newsletter

First Quarter Dear Supporter: We would like to start by once again thanking you for your continuing 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 2019 Newsletter

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Response to Calls for Comments from the Canadian Transportation Agency Regarding the Publication of Their Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities Regulations Released March 9, 2019

March 26, 2019 From: Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Email: info@barrierfreecanada.org Tel: 416 491 7711 Web: www.barrierfreecanada.org To: SSonia Gangopadhyay Acting Director Centre of Expertise for Accessible Transportation Canadian Transportation Agency 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N9 Tel: 819?953?8961 Email: sonia.gangopadhyay@otc-cta.gc.ca CC: consultations@otc-cta.gc.ca Reference Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 10:Continue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Response to Calls for Comments from the Canadian Transportation Agency Regarding the Publication of Their Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities Regulations Released March 9, 2019

Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate

Monday March 18, 2019 On Monday March 18, the Senate resumed Second Debate of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. Senator Marilou McPhedran (ISG) said she supports Bill C-81. Senator McPhedran was previously the Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She said Bill C-81 provides a mechanism for Parliament to keep the promisesContinue reading Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate