ACCESSIBILITY LEGISLATIONWhat does an Accessible Canada mean to you?
LPF is happy to be involved in the Canadian Government’s Accessible Canada Project.
Message from The Federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities – Carla Qualtrough
As Canada’s first-ever Minister responsible for persons with disabilities, I had the honour of leading Canada’s largest and most accessible consultation on disability issues ever.
In the summer of 2016, I began asking Canadians all across the country, “What does an accessible Canada mean to you?” What we learned, summarized in this report, will help us create new federal accessibility legislation.
Moving forward, we’re going to take what we learned through this historic consultation process to develop new federal accessibility legislation that will provide all Canadians a better chance to succeed in their local communities and workplaces. We will also share what we learned with all levels of government and encourage them to join us in our journey to make a more accessible Canada.
This consultation process was a very important step forward towards inclusion, but it is only the beginning of a journey to reach our goal of a truly inclusive Canada. Thank you to all who participated.
Together, we are making history.
Download the report in English or French.
Click HERE to see the report on the Government of Canada website.
Organizational Reports Submitted
Consultations Held Across Canada
People Participated in Consultations
Federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough says Canada’s new disability act will make history
The Government of Canada recently launched a consultation process that will inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.
We need your help in reaching as many Canadians as possible who are impacted by a disability, and ensuring that they are heard through our consultation process. As a stakeholder, you are our most important partner as we work together towards our collective goal of improving the lives of millions of Canadians with a disability.
Here are some ways you and your organization can get involved:
- Participate online. Complete the online survey.
- Find an in-person consultation near you.
- Spread the word. Send a tweet, create a video, or write a blog.
- Host your own consultation. Secure a date and location, promote your consultation among your membership and facilitate your consultation using our discussion guide. Submit your responses via the online questionnaire. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.
The following tools can help you promote accessibility in your communities and workplaces, including:
- a Guide to Planning Inclusive Meetings
- information on Government of Canada disability benefits
- the Accessibility Resource Centre
Canadians can share their views online or in person, by email, mail, fax or telephone, or by submitting videos in the language of their choice (English, French, American Sign Language or Langue des signes québécoise).
All consultation materials are available in alternate formats, including American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise.
Canadians with accessibility requirements are encouraged to notify the Office for Disability Issues:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation – Federal Accessibility Legislation
c/o Office for Disability Issues
Employment and Social Development Canada
105 Hotel-de-ville St., 1st floor, Bag 62
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9
The consultation process will run until February 28, 2017.
For the most up-to-date information please visit Canada.ca/Accessible-Canada.
We need your help in reaching as many Canadians as possible. It`s only with your collaboration that we can make a historic change which will improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Thank you for your help.