Learn About Our Proud CAN Collaborators
- Adaptability Canada
Adaptability Canada (ADC) is the leading national provider of commercial accessibility related equipment and solutions for the public, private and non-profit sector organizations who manage large portfolios of real estate. From ordering equipment for staff to installation and ongoing maintenance, Adaptability Canada will help meet the need.
- Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), is a grassroots peer support advocacy organization of the blind, deaf blind and partially sighted, and has been advocating for our rights and equal access since 1992. We raise awareness through public education and government consultations on election, transportation, education and communication access issues. We advise on equity and inclusion when new programs, policies and systems are developed. We partner with other community organizations to engage the wider disability community. As volunteers, we donate our time, skills and efforts to amplify our voice to train and educate the public on diversity and inclusion. Toronto chapter members successfully advocated for the Ontario government Photo ID card for non-drivers, and for accessible federal government websites. Currently, we are hosting a series of workshops and information sessions on accessible customer service, web accessibility, accessible education and equitable employment.
- ARBI - Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured
For over 40 years ARBI has provided outpatient rehabilitation and community integration programming for individuals with an acquired brain injury. Our onsite program provides intensive neuro-rehabilitation delivered by OT, PT, SLP, RT, social work and psychology. We offer group and one-to-one opportunities for engagement in meaningful recreational pursuits through our community integration program as well as single-discipline intervention through our outreach program. Unique to ARBI, we integrate our valued volunteers into the delivery of our programs. Evident in the approach we take every day for every client is our vision that each client lives their best life possible.
- BDO Canada
BDO Canada is a member firm of the International BDO Network, providing assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. It aims to create a collaborative working environment that makes it possible for its professionals and clients to achieve their goals.
- Branching Support Services
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- Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada.
- Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
The CCRW has a mission to help people with disabilities break down barriers to employment. We give job seekers the tools and confidence to educate and market themselves; we help them refine and demonstrate their abilities. We help employers become leaders in socially and fiscally responsible hiring and retention practices. It is important to us that employers understand the business case for hiring qualified employees with disabilities.
- City of Ottawa
Being the Capital City of Canada and a municipal government, the City of Ottawa services and programs directly impact the health and wellbeing of residents with disabilities every day. We strive to meet the obligations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities and to continually make the City of Ottawa a more accessible city for all. The City’s Accessibility Office is at the heart of the City’s accessibility success and works collectively with the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Accessibility Working Group, other Ontario municipalities through the Ontario Network of Accessibility Professionals Council and residents with disabilities to develop the City’s multi-year accessibility plan. We believe that the City has a lot to offer a group like the Canadian Accessibility Network and would also learn a lot as well from the group. We believe that we are stronger together and that together we can make Canada more accessible for all residents and visitors.
- Community Futures Manitoba
Community Futures Manitoba represents 16 Community Futures organizations established throughout rural and northern Manitoba. The goal of each Community Futures is to assist the communities in their region to develop their economic potential through entrepreneurship. One of the programs Community Futures offices deliver is the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP). The EDP program assists entrepreneurs with health conditions or disabilities through all stages of their business development from startup to succession planning.
- Disability Foundation
The Disability Foundation is a charity that helps people with physical disabilities to feel empowered and inspired to redefine possibility. Find out about accessible activities including sailing, hiking, paddling, gardening, music and innovative solutions that help overcome barriers to accessibility.
- Distinctability Ltd.
Distinctability is an innovative social purpose employment support service provider that provides technology and people-focused solutions for employment, education, and life that help leverage the skills and capabilities of people with disabilities and mental health support needs. To learn more, visit the Distinctability website.
- Equidox, PDF Accessibility Solutions
Equidox, PDF Accessibility Solutions features AI-powered smart detection tools to reduce document remediation time by up to 90% compared to other tools, especially for lists and tables. Save time and money by easily making your PDFs accessible with Equidox. Learn the basics in an hour with free training and support. Equidox also offers expert PDF remediation services complete with validation by screen reader users, as well as web and document accessibility testing and consulting. Equidox works with companies, non-profits, schools, universities, and governments of all sizes to make their PDF documents and websites accessible and compliant.
At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Fable is a leading accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. Fable moves organizations from worrying about compliance to building incredible and accessible user experiences. Digital teams work with Fable to improve accessibility for over 1 billion people with disabilities. Fable Engage connects digital teams to people with disabilities remotely and on-demand for accessibility research and testing. Fable Upskill provides custom accessibility training for digital teams to gain skills to build inclusive products. To learn more, visit the Fable website.
- Fair Chance Learning
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- Ian MacVicar (Individual)
Ian MacVicar Yoga & Mindful Resilience Coaching is a disabled Canadian Armed Forces Veteran’s coaching practice which integrates Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Certified Teaching and Trauma Informed Mindfulness, as well as lived experience with PTSD, hearing impairment, severe illness, and dealing with long haul traumatic events. Ian’s practice is informed by a doctorate in intelligence analysis (DSS) and an incorporated consulting practice, in which he specializes in the psychological aspects of individual and group decision-making. To learn more, visit Ian’s Yoga & Mindful Resilience Coaching website.
- Inclusion Nova Scotia
Inclusion Nova Scotia is a provincial not-for-profit organization committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families have the support they require to live full and inclusive lives in community. We do this by working alongside individuals and families, promoting rights and values in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), encouraging reform, and collaborating with other organizations for social justice. To learn more, visit the Inclusion Nova Scotia website.
- Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC)
The Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC) is a Canadian non-profit created to allow Veterans and/or people with disabilities who own businesses to be officially recognized as Diverse Suppliers. The IWSCC assists business owners through a certification process that can expand their business opportunities to include some of Canada’s leading brands and public-sector organizations.
- Jaime Winkler (Individual)
Jaime Winkler is a caregiver and advocate from Regina, Saskatchewan. She is the Network Coordinator for Cerebral Palsy Canada Network, a Research Engagement Strategist, Research Partner, Knowledge Mobilization and Resource Service.
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
- Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)
The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) is a professional network of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.
Our vision is that all people who have a disability in Ontario have access to the labour force and the ability to achieve meaningful employment
ODEN has over 140 member agencies, all in the business of helping people who have a disability get into the workforce. Members are from every corner of the province and support people of all disability types. Beyond Ontario, we have connections with organizations in most provinces and territories of Canada.
- Ontario Tech University
Modern and forwarding-thinking, Ontario Tech University advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world.
We believe it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology are our key differentiator.
We adapt to the ever-changing educational landscape by experimenting with the most effective ways to deliver flexible and dynamic learning, giving more choices to more people. By offering a range of credentials and experiential learning opportunities, and sparking entrepreneurship activities, we provide learner-centered educational options.
Our students enjoy a stimulating campus life experience that includes hundreds of clubs, cultural and community events, recreational opportunities and a growing varsity athletics program featuring basketball, badminton, curling, dance, golf, hockey, rowing, soccer, and women’s lacrosse.
In addition to excellence in teaching, we offer our students experiential learning opportunities through internships, co-ops, practicums, research projects and more. In fact, 85 percent of upper-year undergraduate students participate in experiential learning.
We collaborate with industry, community, government and academic organizations, bringing them together with our researchers and students to uncover innovative solutions for our partners’ most pressing problems. The home to more than 80 specialized research laboratories and facilities, we’re committed to attracting passionate and capable scholars to our high-tech campus.
- Queen's University – Canadian Disability Policy Alliance (CDPA)
Canadian Disability Policy Alliance is a national collaboration of disability scholars, disability advocated and decision makers. Founded in 2009 as a SSHRC community-university research alliance.
- Recreational Respite
Recreational Respite (est. 2008) promotes inclusion, encourages community participation, and nurtures social health and connectivity for children, youth and adults with disability, mental illness, disease, or other vulnerabilities, across Canada. Our work has been extensive in both Canada and internationally, promoting knowledge sharing with organizations (non-profit and for profits) to collaborate and maximize the program and service delivery but minimize the financial, attitudinal, systemic, and stigmatic barriers that many of these individuals and their families, face. Recreational Respite’s national team of recreation professionals offer direct one to one service in the community and group programming (in person and virtually). Involved in multiple collaboratives and national partnerships, Recreational Respite and other organizations work in collaboration toward the common goal of removing barriers to participation for our most vulnerable populations. Recreational Respite’s collective work identifies ways to promote accessible, impactful, and sustainable best practices.
- University of the Fraser Valley
UFV is a fully accredited public university the communities and students of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley from a distributed network of campuses and online services. With scores of programs at numerous degree and credential levels, UFV makes it possible for students of all ages and backgrounds to pursue higher education. In 2019-20, UFV had an enrollment of nearly 16, 000 students.
UFV was established in 1974 as Fraser Valley College; in its first few years it created a strong presence throughout the region with locations in Agassiz, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope. The college was elevated to University College status in 1988 and given the authority to award four-year degrees, becoming a fully accredited university in 2008.
UFV offers its students more than 60 undergraduate degree, certificate, and diploma programs, including 17. Bachelor’s degree programs. It also has 10 master’s and postgraduate programs, and numerous trades and apprenticeship programs.
UFV takes conscious steps to ensure it reflects the diversity of its region. Abbotsford is the third-most diverse city in Canada, and this is reflected by both the student body and the staff at the University. Reflecting the Fraser Valley’s strong ties to northern India, UFV offers programs in Chandigarh, India. The University also actively engages with the region’s Indigenous communities through its Indigenous Affairs Office and offers Indigenous student significant resources through the Indigenous Student Centre.
- University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is a public comprehensive research university located in the Greater Victoria municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. The university has ranked as the second-best comprehensive university in Canada for three successive years.
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WISB)
The WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work after a work-related injury or illness. It is funded by premiums paid by Ontario businesses and provides no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information.