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Participate in Federal Consultations on Accessibility Legislation

October 18, 2016 - - Safe and Inclusive Communities



The Government of Canada has committed to developing new planned accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Canadians who have disabilities. The process to develop this new legislation includes in-person consultations - being held across Canada until February 2017, with all Canadians invited to participate. 

Discussion questions at the public consultations include

  • What are the main barriers to accessibility that Canadians with disabilities face?
  • What would it take to fix those barriers? 
  • How can we change attitudes in Canada to better include and respect people with disabilities?

Help Canada become more inclusive by attending an in-person consultation in your province or territory, and share your opinions and experiences with barriers you face as a person with a disability, family member, or ally.

Upcoming in-person consultations:

Thursday, October 20th - Moncton, New Brunswick

Thursday, November 3rd - St. John's, Newfoundland

Monday, November 7th - Victoria, British Columbia

Thursday, November 10th - Quebec City, Quebec

Wednesday, November 16th - Montreal, Quebec

"In Canada we’ve made considerable progress in making our society more inclusive. We see this throughout our communities. But there is still work to do. Canadians with disabilities continue to face barriers in their daily lives. Persistent gaps remain in areas such as employment, income and social inclusion," says the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Click here for more information and the full list of in-person public consultations.