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The goal of a barrier-free Canada, one that is inclusive from the start, is at the heart of the Accessible Canada Act (Act). That is why the Government of Canada continues to implement the Act and is introducing strong measures to ensure this goal becomes reality.
Today, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced the appointment of Michael Gottheil as Canada’s first Accessibility Commissioner to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), effective May 9, 2022, for a term of 5 years.
Paired with the recent announcement on April 4, 2022, naming Stephanie Cadieux as Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer, these two historic appointments support the Government’s continued commitment to increasing the accessibility and inclusion of Canadians with disabilities.