Announcing the Accessible Canada Act!

Last month, our Government took the most significant step forward to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in 30 years with the introduction of the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada!

Canada benefits when all Canadians can fully participate, and this Act will ensure that the Government of Canada is taking a proactive approach to help fight systemic discrimination across all areas of federal jurisdiction, and help move Canada towards a future without barriers for our fellow citizens.

To demonstrate our commitment to the Accessible Canada Act, our government will be investing over $290 million over the next 6 years to help make federal buildings more accessible for all Canadians. Additionally, the Act will legally require that people with disabilities are consulted and allowed to participate in the decision-making process any time legislation might directly impact their lives.

The Accessible Canada Act is a positive step towards helping the millions of Canadians who have a disability feel like they belong by building a more accessible Canada.