On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we introduced CAN (the Canadian Accessibility Network); the new Pan-Canadian, multi-sectoral community that is advancing accessibility in Canada and beyond.
This single-day immersive event brought together present and future CAN partners to engage in thought provoking idea-sharing forums to yield those collective moments of inspiration that tackle barriers to accessibility and create change.
Below is a graphic recording showing some of the ideas shared during the event, as well as the founding organizations of the Canadian Accessibility Network.
Innovative Partners Showcase
Meet the Founding Partners of CAN and learn about their respective organizational initiatives at Information Hub posterboard displays.
Ideas Exchange Incubator
Lend your voice to the inspired conversations and creative thinking that will help inform the future of an accessible and inclusive world.
Learn more about what the Federal Government is doing to move the accessibility agenda forward to create a universally accessible country for all Canadians.
Here is a series of video recordings of those who presented during the day.
Opening Remarks: Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
CAN TALK: Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Accessibility Lead, Microsoft Canada Inc.
Keynote Address: Philip Rizcallah, Chief Executive Officer CASDO, Canadian Accessibility Standards Organization
Graphic Recording of CAN Summit Discussions
Rapporteur Summary: Michelle Gauthier
Close: Sandra Crocker, Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiative and Operations – Carleton University & Boris Vukovic, Director of READ, Carleton University