Press Package for the Canadian Access and Inclusion Project Innovation Think Tank announcement, May 30 2017.
Projet canadien sur l’accès et l’inclusion Groupe de réflexion sur l’innovation: Annonce, 30 mai 2017.
A Review of Disability Policy in Canada, 3rd Edition, is published by the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance (CDPA). The Alliance is a national collaboration of disability researchers, community disability organizations, and federal and provincial policy-makers, aimed at creating and mobilizing knowledge to enhance disability policy in Canada, and to promote equity and opportunity for disabled Canadians. The report can be found here: http://www.disabilitypolicyalliance.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/polscan-fed-280217-1.pdf
Developed in 2013, The Disability Reference Guide is a tool for identifying, clarifying and promoting policies to address issues that affect people with disabilities. While the objective of the Guide is to help ensure that federal programs, policies and services maintain or enhance the social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities, much of the Guide’s content may be of use to other governments, organizations or institutions. Check it out at: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/arc/reference_guide.pdf
The Access4All Canada 150 Signature Initiative, in partnership with the Government of Canada, aims to break down barriers in the built environment - in all the places where we live, work, and play. The Rick Hansen Foundation is offering grants of up to $30,000 to approximately 50 schools and community groups across Canada for infrastructure improvement projects. We’re calling them “Barrier Buster” projects. By breaking down barriers in communities from coast to coast, we can all create real and lasting impact for Canadians with disabilities. We hope you will help to identify accessibility improvement projects in your community and share information about this program with your networks. Find out more at: https://www.rickhansen.com/access4all
The Government of Canada is developing a National Housing Strategy in order to create solutions to some of Canada’s most important housing challenges. You are encouraged to join the conversation in shaping the National Housing Strategy by visiting www.letstalkhousing.ca today and sharing your views through a short online survey.
- The Government of Canada’s Media Release: What Does an Accessible Canada Mean to You? June 22, 2016 – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities announced the launch of a national consultation process to inform the development of planned legislation that will transform how the Government of Canada addresses accessibility. Read more: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do;jsessionid=05611ca2582ea0845acf1004857bf24a1ba6c663c92e5ed568b6632f2a014519.e38RbhaLb3qNe3aTchr0?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=1089179&crtr.tp1D=1