About National

Today 1 in 7 Canadians currently identify as having mobility, vision, or hearing challenges. This number is constantly increasing. By 2036, it’s projected that 1 in 5 Canadians will have a disability.

National AccessAbility Week, May 28 to June 3, 2017, aims to bring Canadians together to celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces. Inspired by Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour in 1988, National AccessAbility Week helps change the way we think, talk and act about barriers to participation by raising awareness of the importance of improved access in the places we all live, work and play. But we still have a lot of work to do; daily, people with disabilities are challenged by physical barriers in our communities like a lack of entrance ramps and Braille, and visual fire alarms. Let’s change that.


This National AccessAbility Week, show your support for an accessible Canada.

All you have to do is click the #pushforaccess button. Continue to promote National AccessAbility Week by sharing your support on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Minister Qualtrough
speaks up for access.

Canada’s Minister of Sport and People with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough shows her support for National AccessAbility Week with this message.