On September 25, 2019, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Reena ran an Education Update and Candidate Roundtable highlighting the unanimous passage of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA).
We also conducted a survey, circulated by the two host organizations and Accessible Media Inc, trying to understand where education is needed on ACA and prioritize improvements to Bill c-81 both during and after the elections.
Analysis of the survey results could be found HERE
We are providing the preliminary side-by-side analysis of the Accessible Canada Act Survey; both results shared at the 9/25 Candidates Forum, as well as the results generated from a second publicity push from Accessible Media Inc.
3 Major takeaways are:
- More education is needed to explain ACA and to differentiate between Federal & Provincial responsibility
- A consensus is developing as to the priorities of Bill C-81 improvements, and suggested approaches
- There is a Canada-wide interest in improving the ACA / Bill C-81
Going forward, and independent of the results of the October 21, 2019 Federal election, insights generated from this survey will be relevant to the national effort to improve and strengthen Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act.
Candidates Roundtable (1 hour)
Post Session Podcast – Original Air Date September 26, 2019 by Accessible Media Inc
Comparison of the positions of the six major federal political parties on achieving accessibility
AODA Alliance has been seeking election commitments on advancing the cause of “Accessibility” for over 6 million people with disabilities in Canada.
Summary of Federal Election Platforms – Issue by Issue Comparison
Have further questions regarding the above? please contact Fred Winegust, Government Relations, Reena – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note… Neither Reena nor Holland Bloorview support or oppose any party or candidate in the upcoming Federal Election.