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What does an Accessible Canada mean to you?

Posted 2018-03-09

The Government of Canada has launched a consultation process that will be open until February 2017. Canadians are encouraged to participate in the consultation by visiting: Canada.ca/Accessible-Canada.

“We have made considerable progress in making our society more inclusive, but there is still work to do. Canadians with disabilities continue to face barriers in their daily lives. What does an accessible Canada mean to you? Please take the time to participate in our online consultation or to attend one of our public sessions in person. Together, we will make history.”
   – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

Approximately 14% of Canadians aged 15 years or older reported having a disability that limited them in their daily activities. There are approximately 411,600 working-aged Canadians with disabilities who are not working but whose disability does not prevent them from doing so; almost half of these potential workers are post-secondary graduates.

What are the main barriers to accessibility that Canadians with disabilities face?

What would it take to fix those barriers?

How can we change attitudes in Canada to better include and respect people with disabilities?


L'Arche Scoop - November 2021

The ongoing impact of COVID. People are tired and the pandemic is still with us.- Moving together towards the holiday season. - Working together virtually. - The Mission in Action Plan (MAP) will be discussed during the next forum on Nov. 24th. - A word of Thank you! from our National Executive Director.

L'Arche Scoop - October 2021

L'Arche Canada news bulletin - Battle of the Fans Season 2 - Our Voices - Listening Circles - Upcoming Events and Meetings - Community Notes and more

New Community Leader for L'Arche Winnipeg

We are very happy to announce that the Board of Directors of L’Arche Winnipeg has appointed Dominic Opaka, the new Community Leader for the next mandate, January 2022-December 2025.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Greater Vancouver

We are very happy to announce that Tracey Brezovski has accepted the role of new Community Leader/Executive Director for L’Arche Greater Vancouver for the next mandate, July 2021-July 2025.

Roberta Andrade Carneiro to join HR as new Immigration Administrator

L’Arche Canada is pleased to announce that Roberta Andrade Carneiro will join the HR team as our new Immigration Administrator. Roberta will work with Stefan during August in order to have a good transition. Welcome Roberta!!!

Statement of Solidarity and Condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations

At the end of May, news broke of the discovery that the remains of 215 indigenous children are buried in the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops. It is a painful discovery which is being powerfully felt everywhere in our L’Arche communities and around the country.

Welcome to Fiona Williams

We are very pleased to welcome Fiona Williams to the role of New Brunswick Lab Coordinator for our Inclusive Housing Solutions Lab project.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Mauricie

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Lamothe is beginning a new chapter in her life at L’Arche.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Outaouais (Agapè)

We are pleased to announce that Frederico Gauchat will take on the role of Community Leader at L'Arche Outaouais (formerly Agapè).

New Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires

We want to welcome and introduce you to the new Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires, Louise Curtis. After an extensive and rigorous selection process, Louise clearly emerged as the leader the L’Arche Homefires community needs at this point in our history.