Weekly Email Digest for Information Sharing Purposes May 13 - May 17, 2024

U.S. Access Board Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 
U.S. Access Board Webinar: Title II  Accessibility for State and Local Government Funded Facilities (June 6) 
U.S. Access Board Holds Signing of Artificial Intelligence Memorandum of Understanding with Disability and Technology Partners 
Reminder: Survey on the Toronto Snow Removal Plan - please share 
Information: BC Accessibility Standards Public Engagement - Information on How to Participate! 

BC Pans New Federal Disability Benefit | The small amount and limited eligibility leave people in poverty, says minister.

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Sheila Malcolmson joins the disability community in saying the federal budget disability benefit falls short of what’s needed. 

The benefit for people with disabilities included in last week’s federal budget is too small and will leave too many people out, B.C. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Sheila Malcolmson said Monday.

Chairperson's Update: March 2024


The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities invited CCD Chairperson Heather Walkus to speak to Committee on March 19, 2024.  In this month’s Update, we are publishing Heather’s speaking notes that were shared with the Committee in advance of the Committee meeting. In addition, a backgrounder that summarized CCD’s work in support of inclusion was also shared with the Members of Parliament on the Committee.  You will find that history appended to this Update.

Weekly Email Digest for Information Sharing Purposes April 15 - April 19, 2024

Access 3CityTalk | Live — "Beyond Obligation: How Can Cities Embrace Accessible Infrastructure?" 
U.S. Access Board Webinar: Doors and Gates (May 2) 
Real Property Roundtable 
Budget 2024 
Joint Statement 
Human Rights 
Driving change: CHRC’s 2023 Report to Parliament 
Disabled People Are More Than 2X As Represented Among Recently Evicted Renters As In General Population 
Medical Aid in Dying 

National disability benefit in federal budget falls short of what advocates wanted

Click on the following link to read about how the Federal Budget addressed the Canada Disability Benefit and Disability Without Poverty's comments. Disability Without Poverty is a CCD member. "Benefit doesn’t cover enough people and does little to help those that are covered," advocates say.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities : 48 years strong and "On The Road to 50 Years"

As part of our Road to 50, we celebrate and honour all the people that centred their lives to ensure change and equity in Canada, from the intersectional cross Disability and Deaf communities and our allies.

We honour them by ensuring their sacrifice, tenacity and commitment, forever lives on in our Disability Justice History and is never forgotten.

Let the Games Begin!

50th Annual Western Blind Curling Championships Open in Edmonton

Hosted at the Granite Curling Club

March 20 - 23, 2024

During a very enthusiastic opening ceremony, Lori Hysert, President of the Western Blind Curling Association, proudly welcomed the curlers to their 50th Annual event. For the first time ever, 2 rinks from Ontario were invited to participate.

The Canadian Council of the Blind is proud to be the main sponsor of the event.

Everyone has a responsibility to end racism

March 21, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Charlotte-Anne Malischewski, Interim Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement:

Today on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is calling for urgent and concrete action to combat all forms of systemic racism in Canada.

Too many women still left behind this International Women's Day

Click on the following link to access an article by Bonnie Brayton, Chief Executive Officer, DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada:


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