National AccessAbility Week


May 27 to June 2, 2018, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also a time to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces who are actively removing barriers to give Canadians of all abilities a better chance to succeed.

We need to change the way we think, talk and act about barriers to participation and accessibility, and we need to do it right from the start, not as an afterthought. An inclusive Canada is one where all Canadians can participate and have an equal opportunity to succeed in their workplaces and communities.

National AccessAbility Week aims to bring this perspective to the forefront for Canadians, and highlight some of the important initiatives the Government of Canada and its partners are undertaking to bring about this change.

Join this year’s celebration and find out about National AccessAbility Week activities scheduled in your area. You can also use our toolkit to further promote accessibility and inclusion in your community.

Topics

Accessible Canada: What we learned from Canadians

Creating new federal accessibility legislation

Consultation on accessibility

Consulting Canadians to develop planned accessibility legislation.

Registered Disability Savings Plan

A long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future.

Social Development Projects for People with Disabilities

Funding that supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities.

Enabling Accessibility Fund

Learn more about new funding opportunities for accessibility.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Funding that supports projects that help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment.

Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit

Taxable benefit you may be eligible for if you are unable to work because of a disability.

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Minister Duncan launches National AccessAbility Week

Transcript - Minister Duncan launches National AccessAbility Week

Hello.

As Canada's Minister responsible for persons with disabilities, it's my pleasure to launch the second annual National AccessAbility Week, which is taking place from May 27 to June 2.

This is a time to celebrate the contributions of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively removing barriers to accessibility to give all Canadians a better chance to succeed.

Our government is taking an important step and will be introducing accessibility legislation that will help eliminate barriers that people with disabilities still face in sectors under federal jurisdiction.

During National AccessAbility Week, share your stories and initiatives of breaking down barriers in your community.

Inspire Canadians to change the way they think, talk and act to insure inclusion for all.

Society as a whole benefits when everyone is included.

By enabling people with disabilities to be fully engaged in Canadian society, we are building a stronger and truly inclusive Canada.

Happy National AccessAbility Week!

Minister Duncan launches National AccessAbility Week – ASL

Transcript - Minister Duncan launches National AccessAbility Week – ASL

Hello.

As Canada's Minister responsible for persons with disabilities, it's my pleasure to launch the second annual National AccessAbility Week, which is taking place from May 27 to June 2.

This is a time to celebrate the contributions of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively removing barriers to accessibility to give all Canadians a better chance to succeed.

Our government is taking an important step and will be introducing accessibility legislation that will help eliminate barriers that people with disabilities still face in sectors under federal jurisdiction.

During National AccessAbility Week, share your stories and initiatives of breaking down barriers in your community.

Inspire Canadians to change the way they think, talk and act to insure inclusion for all.

Society as a whole benefits when everyone is included.

By enabling people with disabilities to be fully engaged in Canadian society, we are building a stronger and truly inclusive Canada.

Happy National AccessAbility Week!

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