National AccessAbility Week – May 30 to June 5, 2021
Join us from May 30 to June 5, 2021 to celebrate:
- the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities
- the accomplishments of individuals, communities and workplaces to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion, and
- the ongoing work we all have to do to counter discrimination against persons with disabilities and promote a culture of inclusion.
When barriers are removed, Canadians with disabilities are able to participate fully in society and workplaces. This helps our communities thrive and our economy prosper, so all Canadians benefit.
This year’s theme “Disability Inclusion 2021: Leaving No One Behind” is in line with the Government of Canada’s plan to build back better. It expands on the disability-inclusive approach, initiatives and measures the Government has taken throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we plan ahead for an inclusive recovery, we encourage all Canadians to join us. It is only by working together that we will achieve a truly accessible and inclusive Canada that leaves no one behind.
This year, celebration activities for National AccessAbility Week will be virtual, in line with current public health instructions.
Message from the Minister
Minister Qualtrough launches National Accessability Week 2021
Services and information
Making an accessible Canada for persons with disabilities
Find out how communities, workplaces and services can contribute to a Canada without barriers where everyone can participate fully.
Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability
Supports activities from social not-for-profit organizations that help persons with disabilities to participate in all aspects of Canadian society.
Enabling Accessibility Fund
Supports community-based projects across Canada aimed at improving accessibility and safety in communities and workplaces.
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
Contributes to projects that help persons with disabilities find jobs in Canada.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
A taxable benefit that individuals may be eligible for if they are unable to work because of a disability.
Registered Disability Savings Plan
A savings plan to help participants save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit.
- Government of Canada supports new technology to make electronic payment terminals accessible to persons with visual disabilities - Canada.ca
- Call for applications to fill the positions of Canada's first-ever Accessibility Commissioner and Chief Accessibility Officer is open
- Supporting access to learning opportunities for students with disabilities
- Government of Canada invests in projects to improve access to services for persons with disabilities in Cumberland and Colchester
- Government of Canada launches new pilot program aimed at removing barriers to women’s employment
- Government of Canada invests in Victoria, BC based program aimed at helping youth with disabilities find good job opportunities
- Helping young Canadians with disabilities learn lasting skills and keep quality jobs
- Government of Canada invests in projects to improve access to services for persons with disabilities in the Windsor region
- Government of Canada announces new funding for accessibility projects to help support persons with disabilities in Peterborough and the Kawarthas
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