Helping communities with construction and renovation costs in order to improve physical accessibility and safety of Canadians with disabilities through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).
Approved 772 accessibility projects, including almost 500 new para-transit buses and improvements to 81 existing transit facilities to make them more accessible to everyone.
Brought 550 athletes from 17 different countries to compete in 12 adaptive sports at 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured active duty and Veteran service members.
Supporting Paralympic summer sports with enhanced excellence funding.
Made it easier for Canadians to apply for the Disability Tax Credit.
Provided tax relief for the caregivers of a dependent spouse or child with disabilities.
Provided 3,000,000 Canadians with print disabilities with improved access to accessible books by passing Bill C-11.
Engaged over 6,000 Canadians in our cross-country consultations on the new Accessibility Legislation.
There’s still more work to do:
Introducing new Federal Accessibility Legislation in Parliament using the information that over 6,000 Canadians shared during our consultations to help eliminate barriers and deliver quality opportunities to all Canadians living with disabilities.
Advancing work on accessibility as a catalyst for new ideas and business strategies through technology and design.
Leading preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games and future international sporting events.
Giving more Canadians better access to assistive technologies such as screen readers, alternative keyboards, and refreshable braille displays by establishing a new Accessible Technology Development program.