“An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” to be introduced in the House of Commons

We have received the following message from Minister Kirsty Duncan in relation to upcoming federal accessibility legislation.

“Good morning,

As you know, as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I was mandated by the Prime Minister to develop and introduce accessibility legislation.

I am pleased to inform you that today, our government has placed the “An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” on the Notice Paper. This signals our intention to introduce the legislation in the House of Commons as early as this week. Once the legislation has been introduced, you will be invited to participate in a technical briefing on the legislation that will be provided by officials by teleconference. Further information on the scheduling of the teleconference will be provided to you as soon as possible. At that time, officials will also confirm any specific accessibility needs you have for participation in the teleconference.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the development of this historic legislation. Together, we can help to create a truly accessible Canada.

Yours sincerely,

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities”

Rental Housing Task Force Community Meetings

DABC has received the following information from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Community Entity (Housing Policy and Planning Division – Metro Vancouver).

The Rental Housing Task Force was appointed by Premier John Horgan to advise on how to improve security and fairness for renters and rental housing providers throughout the province. The task force will report findings and make recommendations to Premier Horgan and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson in fall 2018.

The Rental Housing Task Force will host public meetings in 11 locations during the month of June. The primary audience for these sessions are rental housing providers and renters. The facilitated sessions will share perspectives from each group with the goal of identifying solutions and ideas for the task force to consider as they develop their recommendations. Please find more information and register for a session here.

Free Workshop on the Registered Disability Savings Plan at RBC (Cambie & Broadway)


Under 50? Learn how to open a Registered Disability Savings Plan account and receive up to $1,000 per year.

Free Workshop
RBC Cambie & Broadway
July 13th 2-3PM

RSVP with an RBC Advisor or email rdsp@disabilityalliancebc.org

More Info: http://www.rdsp.com/ or 1-844-311-7526.