Barrier Free Saskatchewan acknowledges that its membership live, work and benefit from Treaty 4 and 6 – the traditional territories of the Nehiyawak (Cree), Nahkawininiwak (Anishanaabe, Ojibwe, Saulteaux), Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Dene, and homelands of the Metis/Mechif Nation. We affirm that we have responsibilities to uphold the spirit and intent of treaty as well as the written documents. At the same time Barrier Free Saskatchewan members remain committed to engaging in right relations with the Original Peoples of these lands.
The Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) steering committee has put forward 14 principles to be the foundation for an accessibility act for the province of Saskatchewan. These principles are closely aligned with Barrier Free Canada, Barrier Free BC, and Barrier Free Manitoba. We want the Province of Saskatchewan to pass an Accessibility Act with these principles intact so we can become a barrier free province.
A barrier Free Saskatchewan is for everyone.
Using these principles, BFSK is building a non-partisan coalition from the provincial community of individuals and organizations of and for persons with disabilities, Saskatchewan citizens, organizations, and companies who will endorse this worthwhile endeavour. We would like to identify point persons to act as key contacts to share information.
Your endorsement will be like a catalyst that will mix with our allies and inspire empowerment throughout the province.
Join our coalition by endorsing these Barrier free principles and count yourself in as we build an accessible province through a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act. There is no fee or cost involved. Remember “Nothing For Us Without Us”.
To get more information about Barrier Free Saskatchewan or to join the coalition and endorse the BFSK Principles, send an email to info@BarrierFreeSaskatchewan.org. You also can find more information from BFSK by perusing our web site.