Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance News

Posted 2019-03-04

Update on Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act

On February 19, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, received Second Reading in the Senate. L’Arche is a member of the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance and has contributed to 11 recommendations to improve the legislation. The FALA leadership team presented these recommendations to ten Senators, Minister Qualtrough, and the Accessibility Secretariat last week.

Photo (courtesy FALA): FALA team with Senator Munson

In a blogpost, FALA writes, “Soon Bill C-81 will be off to the Senate committee to be further discussed. We hope they will make the changes we have recommended. We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, the Accessibility Secretariat (the government staff department responsible for setting up the Accessible Canada Act) are working on finding office space for CASDO (the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization). They will soon be post ing applications for the positions at CASDO. They are full steam ahead so that if/when Bill C-81 is approved we can all get a move on.”


November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (#IDAM2023)

Indigenous peoples of Canada experience a disability rate significantly higher than that of the general population.

Zoel Breau, interim community leader at L'Arche Montréal

L’Arche Montreal would like to announce the appointment of Zoël Breau as interim community leader.

New National Director of Philanthropy

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Kreplin will be joining our team as the National Director of Philanthropy on August 28th. Sarah has been working in the field of philanthropy since 2007, most recently as Director of Planned and Major Giving for Mission Inclusion. She recently obtained her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

A New Community Leader at L'Arche Le Printemps

L'Arche Le Printemps annonce la nomination de Marianne Bolduc Lacasse en tant que responsable de communauté.

Update on allegations of historic abuse

L'Arche is committed to receive, act on and learn from any new information that comes to light, so that L'Arche today is as safe and healthy as possible.

New Community Leader for L'Arche Arnprior

We are happy to introduce the next Community Leader for L'Arche Arnprior, Pernell Goodyear.

New Translation and Interpretation Coordinator at L'Arche Canada

L'Arche Canada is pleased to announce Jennifer Couëlle as the new Translation and Interpretation Coordinator.

New Director of Communications at L'Arche Canada

L’Arche Canada is pleased to announce Warren Pot as the new Director of Communications.

Teegan Arthur joins us as the new Payroll and Database Technician

L’Arche Canada is pleased to have Teegan Arthur join us as the new Payroll and Database Technician.