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Please note that there has been a change to the dates and time of the consultations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario. The following consultations will be now held in the month of July. Please take note of the changes of dates and locations.

We ask you to please share this information with your networks and encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Newfoundland Consultations:

 

July 19 – Conception Bay

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

7 Conception Bay Highway

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 20 – Goose Bay

Hotel North Two

382 Hamilton River Road

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 21 – Gander
Quality Hotel & Suites
100 Trans-Canada Hwy
4:00 to 6:00 PM

 

 

Nova Scotia Consultations:

 

July 18 – Sydney

Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney 

380 Esplanade

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 17 – Dartmouth

Location: TBD

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Ontario Consultations:

 

July 19 – Ottawa
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel – Downtown Ottawa

435 Albert Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 20 – Kingston

Location: TBD

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Saskatchewan Consultations:

 

July 11 – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Inn

2002 Airport Drive

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 12 – Prince Albert

Prince Albert Inn

3680 2 Ave West

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

 

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

Thank you for sharing!

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community. 

 

Please note that there has been a change to the dates and time of the consultations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario for the Alliance for An Inclusive and Accessible Canada. The following consultations will be now held in the month of July. Here are the current dates and locations.

We ask you to please share this information with your networks, encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Newfoundland Consultations:

July 19 – Conception Bay
Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre
7 Conception Bay Highway
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 20 – Goose Bay
Hotel North Two
382 Hamilton River Road
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 21 – Gander
Quality Hotel & Suites
100 Trans-Canada Hwy
4:00 to 6:00 PM

Nova Scotia Consultations:

July 18 – Sydney
Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney
380 Esplanade
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 17 – Dartmouth
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Ontario Consultations:

July 19 – Ottawa
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel – Downtown Ottawa
435 Albert Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 20 – Kingston
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Saskatchewan Consultations:

July 11 – Saskatoon
Saskatoon Inn
2002 Airport Drive
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 12 – Prince Albert
Prince Albert Inn
3680 2 Ave West
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

Thank you for sharing!

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community.

We are pleased to announce that Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada will be hosting public consultations in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories. We ask you to please share this information with your networks and encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Alberta Consultations:
June 8 – Grande Prairie
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
11633 100 Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Manitoba Consultations:
June 22 – Thompson
Juniper Centre
108 Nelson Road
6:00 to 8:00 PM

British Columbia Consultations:
June 14 – Kelowna
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Ave.
6:00 – 8:00 PM

June 16 – Victoria
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road (Cadboro Commons Building)
6:00 to 8:00 PM

June 21 – Vancouver
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Yukon Consultations:
June 12 – Whitehorse
Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Northwest Territories Consultations:
June 14 – Yellowknife
Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Ave.
9:00 – 5:00 PM

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community.

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Presented by Gordon Holley, CPA, CA, CPB and president & CEO of Humanity Financial, this webinar provides a clear understanding of what you need for financial success at your small or mid-size nonprofit or charity, including why you need a clear financial plan, a plan for generating income, a robust budgeting and reporting system and an accountable internal environment. Continue reading

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La CCDP publie son rapport annuel 2015 au Parliament

Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2015 Annual Report, tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate on March 10, 2016.

For the Commission, 2015 was a year of reflection, consultation and new direction. We consulted with over 65 organizations and hundreds of individuals from across Canada who all told us what they expect Canada’s human rights organization to be. Continue reading

There Is No Right Point of View — Leadership Attitudes

There is no right point of view.

There is my point of view. And there is your point of view.

Most of us like a person who comes right out and says what he thinks — especially when he thinks what we think.

No Right Point of View

But there is no right point of view.

There is a popular point of view. A point of view that most share.

There is a minority point of view. A  point of view few share. Continue reading

March 1, 2016                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Sharlyn Ayotte, First Vice President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians added, “More and more information is being made available electronically and over the internet, and Canadians who are blind must have equal access to this growing range of information to participate fully and inform our decisions.” Continue reading

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For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, February 25, 2016

Recommendations Contained in Report of Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Pose Significant Risk to Vulnerable Canadians

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