Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada – Accessibility Survey

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations consulting Canadians about the Government of Canada’s proposed federal accessibility law.

The Alliance is currently conducting an accessibility survey to know about the barriers Canadians face and the accessibility priorities.
People with disabilities, their families and caregivers, groups like service providers, unions, industry representatives and associations are welcome to complete the accessibility survey.

Your answers to this survey will remain anonymous. The results of the survey will be included in a report.

What areas could this new law address?
The Government of Canada has committed to adopting a strong federal accessibility law to will help remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
The new accessibility law will cover areas that are under the power of the federal government.
This includes railways, airlines, banks, postal services, radio, television, telephone and internet providers, employment insurance (EI), immigration, Aboriginal lands and rights, the military and criminal law.
This new law will not address areas that are under the power of the provinces, including health care, municipal transportation, guardianship and property rights.

For more information, contact:

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
909-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0B9
Tel: 204-947-0303
Fax: 204-942-4625


Public Consultations City of Toronto for Accessibility

The City of Toronto updating their multi-year Accessibility Plan, that outlines the City’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers, and meet requirements under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). They are asking for feedback on the experiences, preferences and diverse needs of a broad range of people with disabilities in order to identify, prevent and eliminate barriers in the Toronto Public Service.
For more information, visit the City of Toronto website.

City of Toronto Online survey

To register for a consultation, visit the Eventbrite website.

Eventbrite for Toronto East session

Eventbrite for Metro Hall session

Eventbrite for North York Civic Centre Session

Eventbrite for Etobicoke Session


Poverty Reduction Strategy

Poverty Reduction Strategy – Lived Experience Advisory Group – Now accepting applications
Help ensure that the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy makes a strong impact.

The City of Toronto is seeking individuals who have lived experience with poverty to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). Understanding that poverty affects people differently, this is an open call to everyone who can inform the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy based on their firsthand experience with poverty.

For more information, visit the City of Toronto website or contact the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office at (416) 416.392.3999 or prso@toronto.ca.

City of Toronto website, Lived Experience Advisory Group
www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly

Lived Experience Advisory Group. Application Form
Lived Experience Advisory Group. Postcard