National AccessAbility Week: May 28 to June 3, 2023
Disability Inclusion: From Possibilities to Practice
Join us from May 28 to June 3, 2023 to celebrate:
- the valuable contributions and leadership of persons with disabilities in Canada
- the work of allies, organizations and communities that are removing barriers
- ongoing efforts to become a more accessible and inclusive Canada
This year the theme for National AccessAbility Week is “Disability Inclusion: From Possibilities to Practice”.
Our country’s strength lies in the diversity of its people – all its people. And we can all contribute to this vision.
Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion
The Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion is taking place May 24 to 26, 2023.
The Congress will open National AccessAbility Week and will be virtual, interactive, accessible, free, and open to all Canadians. It will support the sharing of insights to help shape accessible and inclusive communities and workplaces across Canada by bringing together:
- persons with disabilities
- disability organizations
- public and private sector organizations
- thought leaders
The Congress will feature:
- next-level networking to exchange ideas and build partnerships
- an Innovation Showcase to highlight leading edge accessible and inclusive innovative projects, products and services
- a Career Fair for persons with disabilities, featuring some of Canada’s most diverse and inclusive employers
For more information and to register, visit the Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion page.
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Message from the Minister
Minister Qualtrough launches National AccessAbility Week 2023
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 take part in fully.
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 with a disability tax credit certificate. To help savings grow, the government provides matching grants, as well as bonds for low- and modest-income beneficiaries.
Enabling Accessibility Fund
Supports community and workplace-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.
Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability
Supports activities from social not-for-profit organizations that help persons with disabilities to take part in all aspects of Canadian society.
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