Minister Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, recently announced National AccessAbility Week encouraging people with disabilities to work towards an inclusive Canada. The week will go in hand with the celebration of Independent Living across Canada Day on June 5th.


Ms. Qualtrough stated, “An inclusive Canada is one where all Canadians can participate and have an equal opportunity to succeed. We’ve made great strides in promoting inclusion for Canadians with disabilities, but there is still much work to do.”


Diane Kreuger, Board Chair of Independent Living Canada, agrees. Independent Living Canada and its network of 25 centres across the country fully supported the announcement by Ms. Qualtrough.


“We must work together to continue our march towards an Accessible Canada. This announcement encourages all of us, and certainly adds momentum to our June 5th celebrations across Canada.”


“Independent Living Canada is ready, willing and able to help make the Minister’s dream a reality, as we launch our Celebrating 150 Stories Digital Campaign leading up to our annual Independent Living across Canada Day on June 5th and Canada’s 150th anniversary”, Kreuger also said.


Roger Albert, Independent Living National Director, agrees.


“There is no better time than now for us to share with everyone who we are as Canadians. We want to be and are part of this amazing country’s celebration.”