A Barrier Free Canada 2 Transcription…Speaker of the House of Commons: May it please Your Excellency. The Senate in the House of Commons have passed the following Bills to which they humbly request Your Excellency’s assent. An Act to ensure a Barrier Free Canada. Accessible Canada Act – An Act to Ensure a Barrier Free Canada 2 is the second video interviewing architects of Bill … Continue reading An Act to Ensure a Barrier Free Canada 2
A Barrier Free Canada Transcription…Speaker of the House of Commons: May it please Your Excellency. The Senate in the House of Commons have passed the following Bills to which they humbly request Your Excellency’s assent. An Act to ensure a Barrier Free Canada. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough: I was a human rights lawyer before I got into politics and became really frustrated by having to … Continue reading An Act to Ensure a Barrier Free Canada 1
Keep up to date on the situation. This can include following your local health authority on social media or checking their website. Attendant Care Have conversations with your support team about the backup plan if your main caregiver becomes sick or is reassigned. Have a back-up plan if your attendant does not come to work or is sick. Ensure attendants have not travelled to an … Continue reading Pandemic Preparedness Tips for Persons with Disabilities
A New Epoch for Canadians with Disabilities Now, much like Mahadeo you were so brilliantly articulating, as we’re coming to the realization that business as usual, a phrase I hate, is neither a realistic nor a desirable goal. What do you think our “new normal” should look like as we make our way through Covid 19 and beyond? How should not only workplaces, but also … Continue reading Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 1
Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2 We resume the conversation of Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2 with James MacKenzie speaking….Since you brought up an interesting thing there, this ability to work the way we’re working right now at this moment having a conversation, I don’t know the capabilities of the people. I’m talking to them, I’m seeing their faces and I’m hearing their voice … Continue reading Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2
Every link and recommendation on Accessiblebusinesshub.ca, from employment law to getting groceries, has been vetted through a team of Canadians with Accessibility needs. The links must first be verified and then the information is scrutinized before it gets added to the list. This ensures that the user can find the actionable info they need, when they need it and know that someone has actually verified … Continue reading Accessible Canadian Resource Portal Launches
Captive Audience So, what do you do when you find yourself in interesting times and needing to keep the boat afloat until it’s safe enough to leave the cave? My apologies for the mixed-metaphor, but waiting is not an option. Especially since we do not know how long this storm will last, or how it will play out when the curfew is lifted. Nonetheless, for … Continue reading Go From Flattening the Curve to Riding the Wave
The Canadian Survey on Disability covers Canadians over fifteen years of age whose everyday activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. Did you know that 22% of Canadians have at least one disability? This represents 6.2 million people, over 15% of the population or approximately 1 in every 5 Canadians. Disability Survey Results The breakdown of the percentage of Canadians with … Continue reading The Canadian Survey on Disability
From Bill C-81 to the Accessible Canada Act What are the Principles of the Accessible Canada Act? The principles of Bill C-81, Now the Accessible Canada Act are meant to guide its future interpretation. They are rooted in the understanding that barriers to accessibility are at the heart of inequalities between Canadians with and without disabilities. The principles are consistent with Canadian and international law … Continue reading What are the Principles of the Accessible Canada Act?
A Barrier means anything physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal. Anything that is based on information or communications or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice that hinders the full and equal participation in society. This includes persons with a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation. Disability means a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or sensory … Continue reading What Does Accessibility Mean?