About CAIP


Our Mission:

The mission of the Canadian Access & Inclusion Project (CAIP) is to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. We aim to do this by providing a diverse representation of relevant disability stakeholders to co-create key elements that will inform the development of relevant and behaviour-changing, federal accessibility legislation.

Read a summary of Phase 1.


Minister Qualtrough's Perspective:

Listen to Minister Qualtrough talk about access and inclusion and her mandate to create new federal disability legislation on CBC’s The Current: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/the-current/segment/10520891"


Our Partners:


The original 28 Partner Organizations involved in the Canadian Access and Inclusion Project are:


  • Ability New BrunswickAbility New Brunswick
  • Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a DisabilityActive  Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
  • Active Aging CanadaActive Aging Canada
  • Barrier Free CanadaBarrier Free Canada
  • Canadian Disability Policy AllianceCanadian Disability Policy Alliance
  • Canadian Disability Participation ProjectCanadian Disability Participation Project
  • Canadian National Institute of the BlindCanadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Canadian Paralympic CommitteeCanadian Paralympic Committee
  • Canadian Spinal Research OrganizationCanadian Spinal Research Organization
  • Mental Health Commission of CanadaMental Health Commission of Canada (Withdrew from CAIP)
  • Neil Squire SocietyNeil Squire Society
  • Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtit SocietyNunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtit Society
  • Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)
  • Ontario Neurotrauma FoundationOntario Nuerotrauma Foundation
  • Prospect NowProspect Human Services
  • Reach CanadaReach Canada
  • Rick Hansen FoundationRick Hansen Foundation
  • Rick Hansen InstituteRick Hansen Institute
  • Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation

Spinal Cord Injury Canada (and 8 provincial counterparts):

  • Spinal Cord Injury ManitobaCanadian Paraplegic Association Manitoba
  • Spinal Cord Injury OntarioSpinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • Spinal Cord Injury AlbertaSpinal Cord Injury Alberta
  • Spinal Cord Injury Newfoundland and LabradorSpinal Cord Injury Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Spinal Cord Injury Prince Edward IslandSpinal Cord Injury Prince Edward Island
  • Spinal Cord Injury British ColumbiaSpinal Cord Injury British Columbia
  • Spinal Cord Injury Nova ScotiaCanadian Paraplegic Association Nova Scotia
  • Spinal Cord Injury SaskatchewanSpinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan

New Partners include:

  • Ability OnlineAbility Online
  • Nokiiwin Tribal CouncilNokiiwin Tribal Council
  • Ontario Brain Injury AssociationOntario Brain Injury Association
  • West Park Healthcare CentreWest Park Healthcare Centre



Spinal Cord Injury Canada

520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4G 3V9
Bill Adair, Executive Director
(416) 200-5814