Organizational structure

Accessibility Standards Canada, the government’s leader in creating accessibility standards, is the first federal organization majority-led by people with disabilities. It is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Directors and the CEO are Governor in Council appointees.


Board of Directors

Accessibility Standard Canada's Board of Directors:

  • sets its strategic direction and vision;
  • oversees its activities; and
  • provides advice to the CEO.

The majority of Directors are people with disabilities and reflect the diversity of Canadian society. Director positions are part-time. 

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The CEO works full time. His responsibilities include:

  • establishing partnerships within all levels of government;
  • leading our research and development program; and
  • supervising day-to-day operations.

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