In Canada, a number of provincial governments have implemented province-wide accessibility laws and standards in order to ensure that business establishments within their provinces are accessible for people with disabilities. Here is a list of provinces which are currently under accessibility legislation and the links to their laws and standards.
Find out more about Ontario’s accessibility laws, standards and its action plan to become accessible for people with disabilities by 2025. Read more
Find out more about Manitoba’s accessibility laws, standards and compliance deadlines. Read more
Find out more about British Columbia’s accessibility laws, standards and goals to be achieved by 2024. Read more
Find out more about Nova Scotia’s accessibility laws, strategy and implementation plan for people with disabilities. Read more
Canadian Human Rights Act
The Canadian Human Rights Act is a statute passed by the Parliament of Canada in 1977. The goal of the Act is to ensure equal opportunity to individuals who may be victims of discriminatory practices based on a set of prohibited grounds such as sex, sexual orientation, race, marital status, gender identity or expression, creed, age, colour, disability, political or religious belief. Read more