Mar 18 2021


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Accessible Canada Act Regulations Focus Group (CNIB)

In 2019, Parliament enacted the Accessible Canada Act to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility in Canada. The proposed regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette Part 1, which gives all Canadians a chance to review and comment on the proposed regulations before they are enacted.

Join CNIB’s Public Policy Team for a focus group and discussion about the proposed regulations. We will guide you through the proposed regulations, collect your feedback, and use this feedback to guide our submission back to the sponsoring department. CNIB wants to ensure the enacted regulations reflect the lived experience of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) continue to be responsible for accessibility within their respective jurisdictions – they have proposed their own draft regulations for comment. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is responsible for developing regulations for other federally regulated entities under the Accessible Canada Act regulations.

We will cover different areas of the Accessible Canada Act over the three sessions:

  • Thursday, March 18, 5-6 p.m. EDT: Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) draft regulations.
  • Thursday, March 25, 5-6 p.m. EDT: Canadian Transportation Commission (CTA) draft regulations.
  • Thursday, April 1, 5-6 p.m. EDT: Accessible Canada Act draft regulations.

Experience in the regulatory process is not required – we want to hear from you! Upon registration, you will be sent an information package including a summary of the regulations and some discussion questions that we will use to facilitate the group.

Please be advised that you must register for all programs. We kindly ask you to RSVP a minimum of 1 full business day before the start of the program.

Registration required. To register for this program, please contact Alice Clark, Advisor, Government Relations at or call 1-800-563-2642.