The federal government is holding public sessions on its planned on accessibility legislation. Please register and attend a session in your region, and raise the concerns of workers with disabilities.

Dates and locations

St. John’s, NL Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Victoria, BC Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Québec City, QC Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Montreal, QC Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Vancouver, BC Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Ottawa, ON Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Charlottetown, PEI Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Halifax, NS Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Toronto, ON Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

See our resources on the issues 

CUPE advocates for people with disabilities as workers, clients and community members. Find CUPE material on:

  • Employment equity
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Accessible and inclusive workplaces
  • Health and safety for workers with disabilities, and
  • The importance of quality public services for persons with disabilities.

Find everything on disability rights.

​CUPE supports disability rights

CUPE supports community organizations calling for federal action on other disability rights. We endorse the Blueprint for Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls, which would improve crisis services and other programs for women with disabilities. CUPE is proud to work with the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada, which campaigns on health, violence, poverty and other concerns of women with disabilities.

We encourage you to raise these and other disability rights issues in the federal consultation.

Contact with questions and comments.