Every year, starting on the last Sunday in May, Canadians celebrate National AccessAbility Week (NAAW).
Founded as ‘National Access Awareness Week’ in 1988 and inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, this week is an opportunity to celebrate Canadians with disabilities and raise awareness of the critical need for accessibility and inclusion for all in our communities and workplaces.
National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to:
- celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities
- highlight the work of people, organizations and communities that are removing barriers
- reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Canada
You can read the provincial government’s National AccessAbility Week announcement here.
Accessibility at CLBC
CLBC is working to comply with the new Accessible B.C. Act. To help us understand where we need to improve, we conducted a review in the fall of 2022 to identify ongoing barriers. People, their families, our partners and service providers were generous enough with their time to attend sessions and share feedback and stories on their experiences accessing CLBC services.
We took the feedback we received from the consultations and internal reviews and compiled CLBC’s Baseline Accessibility Report, which is available below in multiple formats. The report will advise CLBC’s Accessibility Plan that we’re developing. The final plan will be posted on our website by September 2023.