Canadian Human Rights Commission: Accessibility

Accessible Canada Act

Accessible Canada Act

The Accessible Canada Act is a federal law that aims to find, remove and prevent barriers facing people with disabilities

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Inclusive from the start

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Accessibility Benefits Everyone

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Report

Roadblocks on the career path: challenges faced by persons with disabilities on the career path

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The purpose of the Accessible Canada Act is to benefit everyone, especially persons with disabilities, by helping to create a barrier-free Canada. 

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Key Dates

Man in wheelchair and his daughter playing with soap bubbles

Inaugural National AccessAbility Week

Learn more about Inaugural National AccessAbility Week here
Person in a wheelchair holding hands with people standing in a circle in a park

Creation of the Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies

Learn more about Creation of the Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies here
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Royal Assent of the Accessible Canada Act

Man in wheelchair with group of friends walking along a city street

Coming into Force of the Accessible Canada Act

Learn more about Coming into Force of the Accessible Canada Act here
Disabled man with artifical leg working in a furniture factory

Launch of the Public Service Accessibility Strategy

Learn more about Launch of the Public Service Accessibility Strategy here
A student in a wheelchair uses the access ramp in front of school building, surrounded by other students talking in small groups.

Introduction of Bill C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (Accessible Canada Act)

Learn more about Introduction of Bill C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (Accessible Canada Act) here
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