The Government of Canada is currently examining the development and implementation of new Federal Accessibility legislation for all sectors that fall under federal jurisdiction. The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to fully participate and contribute in their communities and workplaces without barriers. BCANDS is currently engaging First Nation communities, organizations and governments across Canada to identify common barriers to accessibility, solutions and possible next steps to ensure accessibility in our communities, to present to government.
About the presenter:
Justin Brooks a Wolastoqiyik man, born and raised on the East coast of Canada on the St. Mary’s First Nation reserve in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Justin has extensive experience working within the federal sector and has a degree in Sociology. Justin joined the BCANDS team as the Society’s Federal Accessibility Coordinator in October 2017.
- British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society – BCANDS-January-March-2017-Accessibility-Consultation-Report
- BCANDS Accessibility Page – http://www.bcands.bc.ca/bcands-national-indigenous-federal-accessibility-legislation-consultation/
- BCANDS 2018 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering – http://www.bcands2018gathering.com/
- Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/BCANDSAccess
- Government of Canada Accessibility Page – https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/planned-accessibility-legislation/reports/consultations-what-we-learned.html#h2.2
BCANDS Accessibility Surveys (on-line) – Government
Please find below a link to a brief survey – BCANDS values your input as they move towards this new legislation! Please have your say, and forward link to anyone that you feel could contribute. If you have any questions or comments – do not hesitate to call Justin Brooks at BCANDS. They really appreciate your contribution.
PDF Version of Justin’s PPT Presention:
BCANDS National Indigenous Federal Accessibility Legislation Video