How We Help

Our vision is an accessible Canada, where our communities, workplaces and services allow everyone to participate fully in society, without barriers. An accessible Canada means no one is left behind. Everyone benefits from a more accessible Canada, especially persons with disabilities. 

The role of the Office of the Accessibility Commissioner at the Canadian Human Rights Commission is to promote accessibility in federal public and private sector organizations. The Commission implements and administers the Accessible Canada Act, and supports federally regulated employers to take a proactive approach to remove barriers to accessibility within their organizations. This includes:

  • Monitoring proactive compliance and enforcement of most federally regulated employers;
  • Managing accessibility complaints;
  • Using accessibility data to identify emerging issues and opportunities to improve accessibility;
  • Preparing accessibility reports to Parliament, including to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion.
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