Access & Inclusion

many people coming together to make the symbol of accessibility

As part of its three-year strategic plan, Spinal Cord Injury Canada is committed to the successful implementation of the Accessible Canada Act. 


By working with the government, organizations and individuals, we continue to push towards a more inclusive and accessible society. If you would like to work with us, please be in touch. Together, we can make change happen.


Here's how we are working with the Government of Canada to have an impact on access and inclusion across the country:

  • Our Executive Director, Bill Adair, sits on the Advisory Group to the federal Minister of Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough.
  • Our Executive Director, Bill Adair, is a member of the Board of Directors of Accessibility Standards Canada.
  • We have developed a cross-disability specific COVID-19 microsite.

  • We are a member of the Parliamentary Precinct Accessibility Advisory Committee. 
  • We are a member of the Canadian Transportation Agency's Accessibility Advisory Committee.
  • We are a member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission's Accessibility Advisory Board.
  • We have led the development of accessible communications standards for the federal public service.
  • We have developed, in partnership with People First Canada, a plain language version of the Accessible Canada Act for Accessibility Standards Canada.
  • We are working with our own advisory committee to provide guidance on a public service travel program in development.

Here's how we are working with the disability community to impact access and inclusion:

  • We have developed, and continue to lead, the Include-Me.Ca social movement.

  • We, along with other SCI Canada federation members, have a student scholarship program.
  • We are partnering with other organizations to develop a webinar series focused on building the disability social movement.
  • We are partners in a two-year project that will bring federally regulated entities, bound by the Accessible Canada Act, together with disability organizations across Canada to ensure accessible and inclusive business practices.
  • We are a member of Canada’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee that reports on Canada's compliance issues to the United Nations.

Blogs and Resources

People with and without disabilities in a park setting
SCI Resource
The Accessible Canada Act creates a framework, which allows for the proactive identification, rem
Oct 04, 2020READ MORE
logo for Accessible Standards Canada
SCI Resource
Accessibility Standards Canada creates and reviews accessibility standards for federally regulate
Oct 03, 2020READ MORE
word mark for RHF school program
SCI Resource
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program offers free educational resources for youth in kin
Oct 03, 2020READ MORE
The empty, inside chamber of the House of Commons Canada
Blog Post
In March 2020, our Government of Canada declared COVID-19 to be a national emergency.
Oct 01, 2020READ MORE
Carla Qualtrough at a desk
SCI Resource
On July 17, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a one-time $600 payment in recognition of the extraordinary expenses faced by people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 05, 2020READ MORE
Canadian Parliament building
SCI Resource
In March 2020, national disability organizations came together to express their concern about the lack of consideration for people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 26, 2020READ MORE

Contact Us

Spinal Cord Injury Canada

Bill Adair, Executive Director
477 Mt Pleasant Rd, Suite 105,
Toronto, ON,
Canada, M4S 2L9

Phone: (416) 200-5814

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