National AccessAbility Week – May 26 to June 1

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

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May. It is a time when accessibility and inclusion is 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, for 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.

Find out about the accessibility events and activities that took place for NAAW 2019, and the provincial and territorial projects in your area. As well, check out the events attended by Minister Carla Qualtrough and Parliamentary Secretary Kate Young to celebrate accessibility and inclusion throughout the week.

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 individuals may be eligible for if they are unable to work because of a disability.

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

A savings plan that is 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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