Where will the Act apply?

The Act became law on June 21, 2019, but work is underway to prepare for its arrival and implementation, including establishing the Office of the Accessibility Commissioner at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.


  • The Senate, the House of Commons (including Member Constituency Offices), the Library of Parliament, Parliamentary Protective Service, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Government of Canada:

  • Federal departments and agencies, and crown corporations

Federally Regulated Private Sector: 

  • Federally regulated companies and organizations, including banking, federal transportation system and telecommunications and broadcasting

Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: 

  • With flexibility for bona fide occupational requirements

Who enforces the Act?

A group of federal organizations are each responsible for enforcing parts of the Act. This includes the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions from the Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies.

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