Persons with Disabilities

 
  1. Accessibility is a key component of communities that thrive and an economy that grows. Since the significant milestone of passing the Accessible Canada Act, the Government of Canada has been fully engaged in creating a barrier-free country and ensuring the full participation of all Canadians in society, particularly persons with disabilities.
  2. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  3. Today, Accessibility Standards Canada and UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It aims to improve the coordination between both organizations and help influence accessibility standards across Canada and the United States of America.
  4. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will deliver remarks at the launch of the Canadian Business Disability Network in Toronto.
  5. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will be at March of Dimes Canada in Toronto to announce funding through the Skills for Success Program, which will provide persons with disabilities with skills and training in the digital industry.
  6. Today, the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, announced the launch of the Canada Disability Benefit Regulations Online Engagement Tool. This accessible platform will collect insight and feedback from Canadians to help inform the design of the regulations for the new benefit.
  7. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, today issued the following statement
  8. Government of Canada contributes to designs for renovation to beloved building
  9. Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, today issued the following statement.
  10. All Canadians should have equal access to programs, services and supports. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in programs that help remove barriers to accessibility, increase inclusion, and empower persons with disabilities to fully engage in their communities.
  11. Statement by Minister Khera on World Sight Day
  12. New and improved docks and boardwalk offer better experience for paddlers and spectators
  13. Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace
  14. Additional projects with signed funding agreements under the 2022 Opportunities Fund.
  15. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will be in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to announce additional funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. These investments reinforce the Government’s commitment towards a more accessible and inclusive Canada.
  16. The Government of Canada is fueling wellness, inclusivity and community revitalization
  17. The ground-breaking Canada Disability Benefit Act received Royal Assent on Thursday, June 22, 2023. In the spirit of “Nothing Without Us” and as required by the Act, collaboration with and feedback from persons with disabilities will be essential in the development of the Canada Disability Benefit Regulations.
  18. When young people learn, work and succeed, Canada thrives. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in youth, so that they get the education, the experience, and the job opportunities to build a stronger Canada for generations to come.
  19. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced today that Bill C-22, legislation creating the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB), received royal assent on Thursday, June 22, 2023, and is now law. The Canada Disability Benefit Act was passed unanimously in the House of Commons and passed in the Senate.
  20. Ensuring the equal participation of persons with disabilities in society remains a key priority for the Government of Canada, and is one of the reasons why it is taking the concrete steps needed to ensure underrepresented groups are included in program and policy development.
  21. Improving the inclusion and financial security of persons with disabilities is a key priority for the Government of Canada. This is why the Government continues to work with partners and the disability community to address barriers to employment, and invest in programs and services that help increase the accessibility of workplaces and improve employment prospects of persons with disabilities.
  22. Alberta 5th on 5th Youth Services
  23. Ensuring that persons with disabilities across the country have access to new opportunities and skills training so that they can contribute meaningfully to our economy is a priority for the Government of Canada.
  24. The following projects will receive over $16 million in funding under the Skills for Success Program:
  25. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will visit ETHOS Career Management Group in Nanaimo to announce Skills for Success investments for organizations across Canada that are providing skills training and career advancement opportunities to persons with disabilities.
  26. Every Canadian deserves to fully participate in all aspects of society and to contribute to our communities and the economy. For this reason, the Government of Canada continues to support organizations across the country, who are investing to make spaces, communities, workplaces, services and systems more accessible and improving the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  27. Alberta Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society – Medicine Hat
  28. Funded projects under the 2021 EAF mid-sized projects component:
  29. Building a barrier-free Canada can only be achieved if we work together, which is why the Government of Canada continues to support and collaborate with organizations across the country to improve accessibility, safety and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in communities and workplaces.
  30. Government of Canada to announce investments in accessibility projects
  31. Yesterday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, met with the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) to discuss a shared commitment to do more for persons with disabilities when they travel by air.
  32. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Winnipeg to announce community and workplace projects under the Enabling Accessibility Fund. These investments, which will be announced during National AccessAbility Week, reinforce the Government’s commitment to a disability-inclusive Canada
  33. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  34. More than 6.2 million Canadians have a disability, which may be permanent or temporary, visible or invisible. The Government of Canada continuously advocates for accessibility and the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society by working closely with the disability community, stakeholders, all levels of government and international partners.
  35. Accessibility Standards Canada and the Manitoba Department of Families have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement will improve efforts, coordination, and the sharing of resources dedicated to creating a Canada without barriers.
  36. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Porters Lake Commnity Service Organization.
  37. Government support helps social enterprise build state-of-the-art three-bay greenhouse
  38. Government of Canada to announce support for inclusive economic development in New Glasgow
  39. One in six people in Canada identify as having a disability. Creating a barrier-free Canada that is inclusive, fair and free of physical, societal and attitudinal barriers is a core priority for the Government of Canada.
  40. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  41. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  42. Government of Canada supports community revitalization and inclusive social participation
  43. The Government of Canada highlights National Caregiver Day
  44. Government of Canada supports inclusive, family-friendly recreation hub
  45. Canada’s Procurement Ombudsman will host the Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit on April 4 and 5, 2023. The Summit will feature public and private sector programs that help small businesses and businesses led by Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized Canadians, women, 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians, persons with disabilities and other underrepresented groups obtain federal government contracts.
  46. Government of Canada to announce support for entrepreneurial ecosystem
  47. Building more diverse and inclusive workplaces makes Canada’s workforce stronger.
  48. Launched in 2014, the grants and contributions program Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity supports employers subject to the Employment Equity Act in their efforts to improve the representation of the four designated groups—women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities—in areas of low representation through partnerships and industry-tailored strategies.
  49. Supporting our economy for future generations will mean supporting the creation of jobs and positioning Canadians to take advantage of new opportunities.
  50. Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group have collaborated to publish three new accessibility standards. Publication of these standards is another step towards contributing to a more inclusive and barrier-free Canada.