On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we invite you to join us as we introduce 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 will bring 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.

Join the conversation and meet the decision makers and creative minds coming together to collectively shape, experience, and challenge the future of creating an accessible and inclusive world.

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Programme Highlights

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.

Keynote Address
Learn more about what the Federal Government is doing to move the accessibility agenda forward to create a universally accessible country for all Canadians.


Time Activity Location
9:00 – 9:30 Registration Richcraft Hall – Atrium
9:15 – 10:30 Innovative Partner Showcase Richcraft Hall – Meeting Rooms
9:15 – 9:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University Richcraft Hall – Atrium
10:30 – 11:40 Ideas Exchange Forum Generation Richcraft Hall – Atrium
11:40 – 11:40 CAN TALK: Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Accessibility Lead, Microsoft Canada Inc.
11:50 – 13:00
12:15 – 12:30
Keynote Address:Learn about the work CASDO is doing to move the accessibility agenda forward within the Federal Government of Canada to create a universally accessible country for all Canadians.
Richcraft Hall – Atrium
13:00 -14:00 Ideas Exchange Forum Consolidation
14:15 – 14:30 Rapporteur Summary Key Themes: A Roadmap for CAN Richcraft Hall – Atrium Stage
Thank you and Close Richcraft Hall – Atrium
14:45 – 16:45 Governance Meeting Richcraft Hall – Governors Boardroom


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Need More Information?

Should you require more information in the meantime please contact CAN at 613-520-2600 extension 7302 or email can@carleton.ca.

For more information about this National Partnership for Accessibility visit the website at carleton.ca/read.