Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

(Le français suit l’anglais) The Government of Canada is engaging Canadians on how to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Your feedback will support the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan, which will focus on: •           reducing poverty among persons with disabilities in Canada;•           getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs;•           helpingContinue reading Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Canadian Transportation Agency rules Sask.-founded company must make buses wheelchair accessible

Decision comes after Regina woman was unable to board bus, filed complaint Cory Coleman · CBC News · Posted: Apr 29, 2021 2:37 PM CT | Last Updated: April 29 Terri Sleeva says a recent decision by the Canadian Transportation Association (CTA) is a move toward equal treatment for people with disabilities, but that there’s still work to do.Continue reading Canadian Transportation Agency rules Sask.-founded company must make buses wheelchair accessible

Critical Protocol 2nd Request

Barrier Free Saskatchewan                                   “Let’s be accessible”Endorse BFSK at barrierfreesaskatchewan.org April 23, 2021 RE: URGENT – Critical Protocol 2nd Request Honourable Scott MoeRoom 226 2405 Legislative DriveRegina, SK, S4S 0B3premier@gov.sk.ca 1 (306) 787-9433 Dear Honourable Moe: Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) is gravely concerned with the province’s current medical protocol. Although, we agree that a critical care triageContinue reading Critical Protocol 2nd Request

Registration is now open for virtual forums on accessibility legislation

Greetings, You can now register online for the virtual discussion forums on Zoom! The first round of forums will be held on: March 5, 2021 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. March 8, 2021 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. March 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saskatchewan’s Discussion Guide for Accessibility Legislationwill be used during theseContinue reading Registration is now open for virtual forums on accessibility legislation

Jodhan2020 – 10th Anniversary

Barrier Free Saskatchewan – MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release                                                                    Monday, November 30, 2020 Jodhan2020 – 10th Anniversary BLIND CANADIANS APPLAUD DECISION IN LANDMARK WEBSITE ACCESS CASEMonday, November 29, 2010 “Back in 2010 Blind persons all across Canada joined in celebrating the landmark decision in Donna Jodhan’s victory in her Charter of Rights case againstContinue reading Jodhan2020 – 10th Anniversary

Accessibility Resources Available from Canadian Transportation Agency

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), the federal regulatory body overseeing transportation, provides accessibility resources to help people with disabilities. These resources include, but not limited to, information on filing accessibility complaints, notices related to the agency and transportation, and guides on travelling. You can find these resources at Accessibility on their web site. https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/accessible-transportation

Letter of Concern Re Saskatchewan Human Right commission

On May 5, 2020, Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) sent a letter of of concern about the SaskatchewanHuman Right Commission. and its failure to uphold its obligations to protect the rights of people with disabilities. In this letter, BFSK is calling on the Saskatchewan government to conduct a complete and independent review of SHRC’s policies, procedures,Continue reading Letter of Concern Re Saskatchewan Human Right commission

Barrier Free Saskatchewan Invites You To Add Your Voice To Create Accessibility And Equality In Saskatchewan

Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) is reaching out to you to become part of a consultation as a rights holder in the implementation of a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act on February 19, 2020 at 1:30–4:00 PM at Huston Heights on 702 Sangster Boulevard in Regina. The Saskatchewan accessibility act is an essential component in the creation ofContinue reading Barrier Free Saskatchewan Invites You To Add Your Voice To Create Accessibility And Equality In Saskatchewan

Notice of Town Hall Meeting – December 5, 2019

Saskatchewan Accessibility Act/Barrier-Free SaskatchewanSouth Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre2220 Albert St., Regina SKDecember 5, 201911:30 AM–2:30 PM Please join us to learn how you can assist in the creation of a fully accessible Saskatchewan. What is a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act? The purpose of a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act is to work towards a barrier free Province. TheContinue reading Notice of Town Hall Meeting – December 5, 2019

Saskatchewan Government Announces Consultations on an Accessibility Act in the Throne Speech

In the throne speech read to the legislature on October 23, 2019, the Saskatchewan government announced it will hold consultations for an accessibility act. Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) is looking forward to these consultations and is planning to participate in partnership with other disability groups in the province. To view the video or read theContinue reading Saskatchewan Government Announces Consultations on an Accessibility Act in the Throne Speech