National AccessAbility Week – May 31 to June 6, 2020

Let’s change the way we think, talk and act about accessibility and inclusion!

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) is a time when accessibility and inclusion are promoted across communities and workplaces, and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing barriers and ensuring persons with disabilities have an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society.

The increased social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities has positive economic and social benefits for persons with disabilities, business, the economy and society in general.

When persons with disabilities can access meaningful employment, resources and services, Canada’s economy grows. Businesses have the chance to welcome more customers, service satisfaction improves and workplaces reflect Canada’s diversity.

By bringing Canadians together to recognize the valuable contributions of persons with disabilities, we are strengthening the collaborative effort needed to create a country that is fully accessible and inclusive.

With the coming into force of the Accessible Canada Act in July 2019, NAAW is now legislated. This means that it must take place every year, starting on the last Sunday in May.

More information on upcoming activities will follow.

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 Partnership Program - Disability

Supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of persons with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society with respect to social inclusion.

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 supporting employment of persons with disabilities 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 intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit.

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