Consulting with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation (American Sign Language video)
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Between July 2016 and February 2017, the Government of Canada consulted with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation.
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Consulting with Canadians
Canadians, communities and workplaces benefit when everyone can participate equally in everyday life. There has been much progress in making our society more inclusive, but we can do better. Many Canadians continue to face barriers that affect their ability to participate in daily activities that most people take for granted.
From July 2016 to February 2017, the Government of Canada consulted Canadians both in-person in 18 communities and online, to gather valuable information that will help create new accessibility legislation which will benefit us all. Led by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the new planned legislation aims to promote equality of opportunity and increase inclusion and participation of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations.
Other activities were held to gain information and insight such as the National Youth Forum – Held on November 1st, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. This was a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability.
Message from the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
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