Celebrate National AccessAbility Week with
RCD IL Song Video

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced the launching of an annual national week devoted to inclusion and accessibility, for the first time in many year; in order to affirm that our country’s diversity is our strength—and when we include people with disabilities, we create a stronger Canada for everyone.

From May 28 to June 3, 2017, National AccessAbility Week will celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces across the country.

A lot has been done in promoting inclusion for Canadians with disabilities, but there is still much work to do.

To create a truly inclusive society, we need to change the way we think, talk and act about barriers to participation and accessibility—and we need to do it right from the start, not as an afterthought. An inclusive Canada is one where all Canadians can participate and have an equal opportunity to succeed.

National AccessAbility Week will aim to bring this perspective to the forefront for Canadians, and highlight some of the important initiatives this government and its partners are undertaking to bring about this change.

In order to celebrate the National AccessAbility Week, the RCD has created a video to the IL Song, generously made available the RCD by Independent Living Canada.

Together, let’s continue working towards an Accessible Canada.