National AccessAbility Week – May 31 to June 6, 2020
Together, let’s take action to build an inclusive and accessible Canada
National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) is an opportunity:
- to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities
- to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion
We all benefit from a society and an economy without barriers to inclusion. When persons with disabilities can participate in all aspects of society, including accessing employment, resources and services, it enriches Canada’s economy.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government is helping Canadians with disabilities maintain their health, safety and dignity. To this effect, this year’s celebration activities for NAAW will be virtual, to reflect public health instructions.
From the Minister
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 projects 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.
- Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response
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