Accessibility in the public service

Accessibility in the public service

Information on accessibility in the public service, including the accessibility strategy for the public service, supporting initiatives and legislation

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Services and information

Making an accessible Canada for persons with disabilities

The Accessible Canada Act, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, other initiatives to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

Accessibility, Accommodation and Adaptive Computer Technology

Support for employees with disabilities, injuries and ergonomic requirements in their workplace

Benchmarking Study of Workplace Accommodations

Results of the 2019 Benchmarking Study of Workplace Accommodations in the federal public service and related studies

The Centralized Enabling Workplace Fund

A fund investing in research, tools and innovation aimed at improving workplace accommodation practices and removing barriers that create a need for accommodation.

Hiring Persons with Disabilities Toolkit

Managers and Human Resources professionals can easily find helpful information, tips, and strategies to recruit and hire persons with disabilities (accessible only on the Government of Canada network).

Government of Canada Workplace Accessibility Passport

Employees can create their GC Workplace Accessibility Passport, use it to document workplace barriers and solutions, and start a conversation with their manager about their workplace adjustment solutions.

Nothing without us: An accessibility strategy for the Public Service of Canada

Our vision is to make Canada’s public service the most accessible and inclusive in the world. Our work is in setting the conditions for the public service of Canada to identify, prevent, and remove barriers to participation for persons with disabilities. Our strategy is a roadmap to prepare the public service to lead by example and become a model of accessibility for others, in Canada and abroad.

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Happy National AccessAbility Week

Transcript - The Honourable Mona Fortier’s message to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and the progress achieved on accessibility.

The Government of Canada continues to work towards becoming the most accessible and inclusive public service in the world.

Three years into the implementation of our Accessibility Strategy, Nothing Without Us, we continue to work to create the conditions that allow people with all types of disabilities to thrive.

As we’re working to build a barrier-free public service, I’m proud of our work to create the Government of Canada Workplace Accessibility Passport, a new tool that streamlines the workplace accommodation process for employees with disabilities.

We also know that there is still more work to be done. That’s why every Government of Canada department and agency will submit an accessibility plan by the end of this year. This plan will highlight how each organization intends to identify, remove and prevent barriers to the full participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities, federal employees and citizens alike.

I’m looking forward to continuing the great work already underway to advance accessibility and disability inclusion in Canada.

GC Workplace accessibility

Features

Moving Forward Together: Update on Progress in Public Service Accessibility (2022)

Our work is in setting the conditions for the public service of Canada to identify, prevent, and remove barriers to participation for persons with disabilities.

Infographic: Implementing the Accessibility Strategy – Highlights 2021

Infographic: Implementing the Accessibility Strategy – Highlights 2021

Improvements in the accessibility and inclusiveness of public service workplaces in 2021.

Image of Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility

"Leaving No One Behind" While Celebrating National AccessAbility Week 2021

Check out Deputy Minister Yazmine Laroche's latest blog post on accessibility issues.

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