Accessible Canada – creating new national accessibility legislation: Em4-16/2017E-PDF

what we learned from Canadians.

“In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Minister Carla Qualtrough to engage Canadians directly about what is needed in new legislation that would help remove barriers and prevent new barriers from being created for persons with disabilities. In June 2016, Minister Qualtrough began her discussion with Canadians by launching a new website, Accessible Canada, where she asked all Canadians to think about what accessibility means to them and what it could mean for their communities. Between June 2016 and February 2017, over 6,000 Canadians and over 90 organizations shared their ideas about an accessible Canada, marking the largest and most accessible consultation on disability issues that Canada has ever seen. The consultations reflected the spirit and hope that Canadians have toward the proposed legislation and strove to honour the disability community’s principle of “nothing about us without us.” Canadians were encouraged to share their ideas and were offered many different opportunities to do so"--p. 7.

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Department/Agency Employment and Social Development Canada.
Title Accessible Canada – creating new national accessibility legislation
Subtitle what we learned from Canadians.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Canada accessible - élaborer une loi nationale sur l’accessibilité : ce que nous avons appris des Canadiens. Cover title. "May 29, 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 33 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08616-3
Catalogue Number
  • Em4-16/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number SSD-190-05-17E
Subject Terms Accessibility for persons with disabilities, Government policy, Legislation, Consultations