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

Read the progress reports

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.

Latest Videos

Transcript - Deputy Minister Yazmine Laroche invites you to participate in National AccessAbility Week 2022

Hi everybody! I’m Yazmine Laroche, I am the Deputy Minister for Public Service Accessibility, and the DM Champion for federal employees with disabilities. Happy National AccessAbility Week! Maybe you’re already familiar with this great week, but maybe this is your first-time hearing about it or participating. Whatever it is, I hope that you’re going to enjoy. Twenty-twenty-two marks the third anniversary of Nothing Without Us: A Public Service strategy for Accessibility. I really hope that you’re all going to take time to participate in activities taking place right across the public service this week. Want to do even more? Bring somebody along with you so that they can learn all about it too!

With more of us participating, we’re really going to continue to build an accessible public service: and Keep Moving Forward Together, which is the theme for National AccessAbility Week. Together, we can build a more inclusive public service that is fully, fully accessible. Across government, we are working so hard to identify and to remove barriers to full participation. By the end of this year, all departments and agencies will have developed and published their first accessibility plans. How exciting is that?

So let’s keep Moving Forward Together, while continuing to learn, to participate and to improve, improve, improve. We want accessibility to be a reflex and not an afterthought. Enjoy the week everybody!

Transcript - The Honourable Mona Fortier Celebrates National AccessAbility Week 2022

National AccessAbility Week is here – a time for Canadians to come together to celebrate the valuable contributions of Persons with Disabilities.

Our government is committed to building a diverse, accessible, and inclusive federal public service that truly reflects the population it serves – where everyone has an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society. As part of my mandate, we are working to meet our goal of hiring 5,000 public servants with disabilities by 2025. But we won’t stop there, we will continue the work to ensure an accessible and inclusive public service.

When persons with disabilities can access meaningful employment, resources and services, Canada’s economy continues to grow.

Businesses have the chance to welcome more customers, service satisfaction improves, and our workplaces reflect Canada’s diversity.

This week, I want to thank those working to advance accessibility and inclusion across Canada for everyone.

Your dedication and contributions are remarkable as we continue to celebrate this year’s National AccessAbility Week theme, Building an accessible public service: Moving forward together.

GC Workplace accessibility

Features

Making it real: update on the implementation of “Nothing Without Us” – Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service of Canada (2021)

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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