Carleton University is leading the newly established Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN), a national partnership to advance accessibility for persons with disabilities. It brings together non-profit organizations, private corporations, health care providers and educational institutions throughout Canada who are committed to taking action on accessibility.
This is a pivotal moment in the future of Canada’s accessibility landscape. Increasing numbers of Canadians identify with a disability, due to more inclusive representation and reduced stigma, and the Accessible Canada Act was recently introduced, making this an opportune time to be a leader in accessibility. Improving accessibility is a national priority, one that requires collaboration between champions across sectors and across the country. This collaboration takes shape in CAN.
To be truly national in scope, CAN is seeking partnerships in diverse sectors across the country, including private industry.