Annual Public Meeting 2023 - From words to action: Moving together for a Canada without barriers

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You are invited to our virtual Annual Public Meeting

On June 1, 2023, join us online for our annual public meeting. Hear from our Board of Directors, get inspired during a panel discussion with members of our technical committees, and find out how you can get involved in our work.

This year's theme is "From words to action: Moving together for a Canada without barriers". This means taking steps that have real impacts. It means walking the walk, and actually doing what we've set out to do: create standards that remove barriers for all Canadians.

  • It means making sure people with disabilities are part of the solution.
  • It means consulting Canadians that will be impacted by our standards, and listening.
  • It means acknowledging and embracing the diversity within the disability community.
  • It means identifying obstacles and finding real, modern solutions to prevent them.

In 2022, we did that. Our work started to take shape. Our technical committees have achieved so much. Our standards are becoming real. In fact, we shared our first standard for public review last year, with so many more to follow.

As we continue to move together for a Canada without barriers, your participation, expertise and lived experience are essential!


  • Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Register now!

How to join the meeting

  1. If registered, you will receive a link closer to the meeting date.
  2. Use this link on the day of the meeting to join us online.

The meeting will be virtual. There will also be an option to call-in and listen by telephone.


Time (EST) Activity
1:00 p.m. Opening remarks and land acknowledgment (Océanne Comtois, emcee)
1:10 p.m. Moving Together: Our Accomplishments (Paul-Claude Bérubé, Chairperson, and Philip Rizcallah, Chief Executive Officer)
1:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion: How Technical Committees Work

Moderator: Océanne Comtois


2:00 p.m. How you can get involved in our work (Kory Earle, Director, Accessibility Standards Canada)
2:10 p.m. Closing remarks (Océanne Comtois)
2:15 p.m. Meeting ends

Guest speakers

This year’s panel discussion features the Chairs of three technical committees. They will speak to their experience in leading the development of new accessibility standards. They will answer questions like: Who sits on the committees? How does technical expertise and lived experience inform the work of the committee? Why does it take so long to create a new standard?

Join us to hear more about what it is like to be part of a technical committee!

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