Consultation on Canadian Accesibility Legislation

What does an Accessible Canada mean to you?

 

In-person consultation sessions to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation are taking place in communities across Canada.

 

Many Canadians with disabilities and functional limitations face accessibility barriers in their communities and workplaces. This is why the Government of Canada has launched a consultation process that will inform planned accessibility legislation. By offering your input about how we shape the consultation process, you will help us to ensure its success.

 

Now is the chance to have your say! Tell us what you think about:

  • the overall goal and approach;
  • whom it should cover;
  • what accessibility issues and barriers it should address;
  • how it could be monitored and enforced; and
  • what else the Government of Canada can do to improve accessibility.

 

All Canadians are encouraged to take part in the consultation process, either by attending an in-person public session in their area or by participating in the online consultation, and to follow @AccessibleGC on Twitter, Accessible Canada on Facebook and to follow the #AccessibleCanada hashtag.

 

An in-person consultation is scheduled in Edmonton on October 07 at the Matrix Hotel (10640 100 Ave NW), and in Calgary on October 13 at the Telus Convention Centre
(120 Ninth Ave SE). For a complete schedule of locations and dates of in-person sessions, please visit Canada.ca/Accessible-Canada. If you are unable to attend an in-person consultation session, you can still participate by completing the online survey. The consultation process will run until February 2017.

 

If you would like to pre-register for an in-person session, or to notify us of accommodation needs, please contact the Office for Disability Issues:

 

Phone: 1-844-836-8126
TTY: 819-934-6649
Fax: 819-953-4797
Email address: accessible-canada@hrsdc.gc.ca

Mailing address:    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 0J