Making Canada Accessible - Join us!
We are hosting this event virtually.
If you have comments or suggestions, please contact us by e-mail. We want to work with you to ensure that this event, and all future ones, are accessible to all Canadians.
This event will feature guest speakers external to Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC). The opinions and views expressed by the guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ASC and its officials. ASC does not endorse the information, opinions and views expressed or provided by the guest speakers, nor does it accept any responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness or reliability of the information, opinions and views expressed or provided by the guest speakers.
Monday, May 31, 2021
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm EST
Admission is free. You must register to attend. Space is limited.
How to join the event
- You will receive a link after registering.
- Use this link on the day of the event to join us online.
- There will also be an option to call-in and listen to the event by telephone.
For more information
Call us: 1-833-854-7628
Accessibility Standards Canada is hosting its first virtual annual public meeting! Join us online to meet and exchange ideas with our Board of directors and CEO.
Why join us?
- Learn about our mandate, our achievements to date and our plans for the future.
- Hear from accessibility experts.
- Share your thoughts on accessibility areas related to our mandate (see thematic sessions below.)
We are excited to meet Canadians from across the country, and to share ideas on how to make Canada accessible for all!
The second part of the meeting will consist of 3 thematic sessions. Guest speakers will introduce each of these topics. Check our themes and speakers below. This will be your chance to have your say!
Topic 1: Accessible service delivery
What barriers do you face when trying to access programs and services from federal organizations? What should a standard on accessible service delivery address?
Topic 2: Barriers in emergency situations
What are some of the key barriers to accessibility created or made worse by emergencies such as COVID-19? What should a standard on emergency measures cover?
Topic 3: Emerging accessibility barriers
What are some of the new barriers that you are facing in federal organizations and spaces?
This event is free and everybody is invited. You must register in order to attend. Space is limited.
This event was designed with accessibility in mind. You can also state on your registration form any additional accessibility features you will need. We will do our best to accommodate all requests received by May 14, 2021.
If you need help registering or have questions, please contact us by email or by phone (1-833-854-7628).
Official program (Eastern Standard Time)
- 1:00 PM: Wait for attendees to log-on
- 1:05 PM: Territory acknowledgement and Teaching by an Indigenous Elder or Knowledge Keeper
- 1:20 PM: Board presentation
- 2:05 PM: Break
- 2:15 PM: Accessible service delivery with: Maayan Ziv
- 2:50 PM: Barriers in emergency situations with: Paul Lupien
- 3:25 PM: Break
- 3:35 PM: Emerging barriers to accessibility with: Dr. Roberta Timothy, Melissa Graham, and Meenu Sikand
- 4:10 PM: Concluding remarks / How to stay engaged
- 4:15 PM: Event ends