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

Response from Paul Merriman Critical Medical Triage Letter

  File: 21-319 Robin EastPresidentBarrier Free Saskatchewan(barrierfreesk@gmail.com) Dear Robin Premier Scott Moe has forwarded me your email and letter regarding critical medical triage during the COVID-19 pandemic. I appreciate being informed of the views of Barrier Free Saskatchewan with respect to access to care for persons with disabilities. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has policiesContinue reading Response from Paul Merriman Critical Medical Triage Letter

British Columbia Introduces Accessibility Act

We are pleased to let you know that the Honourable Nicolas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently introduced the Accessible British Columbia Act. If passed, this proposed legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. In particular, the proposed legislation will allow governmentContinue reading British Columbia Introduces Accessibility Act

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

Letter to the Office of Disabilities ACCESSIBLE WASHROOM LEGISLATION

Barrier Free Saskatchewan                                   “Let’s be accessible”Endorse BFSK at barrierfreesaskatchewan.org Wednesday, March 24, 2021  Executive DirectorOffice of DisabilitiesDaryl Stubel1926 Broad StreetRegina, SK,  S4P3V6Daryl.Stubel@gov.sk.ca Daryl, I ask you and Minister Carr, the Minister for Persons With disabilities, why the washroom issue has not been addressed in Saskatchewan. I ask this because over five hundred complaints were filed againstContinue reading Letter to the Office of Disabilities ACCESSIBLE WASHROOM LEGISLATION

February 22, 2021 Response from Minister Carr

February 22, 2021                                                                                                                        Ref: 161LC (72-21) Robin East, PresidentBarrier Free Saskatchewanbarrierfreesk@gmail.com Dear Robin East: I am disappointed to hear of the cancellation of our upcoming meeting. I was looking forward to meeting with you and the Barrier Free Saskatchewan membership to discuss issues and concerns related to the disability community. Having officialsContinue reading February 22, 2021 Response from Minister Carr

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

Letter to Honorable Minister Carr

Barrier Free Saskatchewan Nothing About Us Without Us Let’s be Accessible! www.barrierfreesaskatchewan.org February 9, 2021 Honorable Minister CarrMinister of Social ServicesMailing Address Room 303, Legislative Building2405 Legislative DriveRegina, SaskatchewanS4S 0B3 Minister Carr, Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) previously requested that you meet with our membership to discuss the Saskatchewan Party platform on Persons With Disabilities broughtContinue reading Letter to Honorable Minister Carr