Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate with Accessibility Standards Canada

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Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street
Toronto ON M5G 2L2
Canada

Accessibility Standards Canada is the first federal organization majority-led by persons with disabilities. It will be the government’s leader in creating accessibility standards.

Accessibility Standards Canada will host its first ever annual public meeting where the Board of Directors will meet the Canadian public for the first time. The event will also act as the official launch of the organization.

Join us (online or in person) for an open discussion on how we can work with persons with disabilities towards a Canada free of barriers.

  • Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto ON.
Communicate

The board of directors and Chief Executive Officer will lead Accessibility Standards Canada’s first annual public meeting. They will provide an update on what the organization has accomplished so far, what it means for Canadians with a disability, and what the next steps will be. The meeting will also be broadcast live on Facebook.

Collaborate

This event is your opportunity to be heard and provide feedback. Do you know how we can improve accessibility standards in Canada? How can we better serve persons with disabilities? Take part in one of the 3 break-out sessions at the event (listed below) and share your ideas with us.

    Topic 1: Research projects
    What type of research projects should we provide funding for in the future?

    Topic 2: Standards development priorities
    In what areas should we focus for the next set of accessibility standards?

    Topic 3: Engaging with the community
    How can we better engage with persons with disabilities? What are your expectations for our organization?

    Celebrate the launch of Accessibility Standards Canada

    To close out the day, we will officially launch Accessibility Standards Canada. Be there to celebrate one of the most important milestones for persons with disabilities in Canada in over 30 years.

      Official program

      1:00 pm: Presentation by the Board of Directors
      1:40 pm: Questions from the audience and from Facebook live
      2:20 pm: Break
      2:50 pm: Break-out sessions. Guests are invited to choose one of the 3 topics upon registration
      3:30 pm: Wrap-up in plenary
      4:30 pm: End of annual public meeting
      5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception to launch Accessibility Standards Canada

        Registration

        This event is free and everybody is invited but registration is mandatory. Space is limited, register today.

        Make sure to state any allergy or accommodation need in your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate all requests received by March 6, 2020.

        If you need help registering or have questions, please contact us by email or by phone (1-833-854-7628 / TTY: 1-833-854-7630).

        To learn more about the annual meeting, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/accessibility-standards-canada/campaigns/annual-public-meeting.html

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