Travelling to the North to Gather Information towards Developing CTA Accessibility Regulations for Small Carriers and Terminals Not Covered by the Accessible Transportation for People with Disabilities Regulation (ATPDR)

What follows is an Aug 18, 2023 conversation that, April D’Aubin, Janet Hunt, Jason Nashtootaway, Richard Belzile, and Heather Walkus had about travelling on some of Canada’s smaller federally regulated transportation providers. Interpretation was provided for this conversation by Annette Sandy.

Hello, I am Heather Walkus. It is my honour to discuss and report on the travel as the Chair of Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and also the CCD representative at the Canadian Transportation Agency Accessibility Advisory table.

Steven Brien Estey, age 60, of Dartmouth Nova Scotia, passed away at the Dartmouth General Hospital on Monday, September 11th, 2023

Steve has left us too soon, but not before making an indelible mark on his family, his friends, and the disability community which he tirelessly served. Steve was well known for so many things, but his eloquence, his sense of humour and his calm manner all drew a wide range of people to him, and resulted in many lifelong and important friendships.

Chairperson's Update July-August 2023

Barriers don’t take time off for the summer.  During July and August, the CCD team addressed a number of issues impacting the disability community.  In this Update, we share information about some key activities.

Increasing Economic Integration for Canadians With Disabilities

Heather Walkus and Michael Prince discuss the integration and success of people with disabilities and Deaf people in the future economy of Canada. They use the ideas of social inclusion, economic security, human rights and social justice to suggest that success is a diverse set of quality of life experiences.  Read the full op-ed by Heather and Michael in The Future Economy.

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