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Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance News

Posted 2019-03-04

Update on Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act

On February 19, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, received Second Reading in the Senate. L’Arche is a member of the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance and has contributed to 11 recommendations to improve the legislation. The FALA leadership team presented these recommendations to ten Senators, Minister Qualtrough, and the Accessibility Secretariat last week.

Photo (courtesy FALA): FALA team with Senator Munson

In a blogpost, FALA writes, “Soon Bill C-81 will be off to the Senate committee to be further discussed. We hope they will make the changes we have recommended. We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, the Accessibility Secretariat (the government staff department responsible for setting up the Accessible Canada Act) are working on finding office space for CASDO (the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization). They will soon be post ing applications for the positions at CASDO. They are full steam ahead so that if/when Bill C-81 is approved we can all get a move on.”

 


New Community Leader for L’Arche Greater Vancouver

We are very happy to announce that Tracey Brezovski has accepted the role of new Community Leader/Executive Director for L’Arche Greater Vancouver for the next mandate, July 2021-July 2025.

Roberta Andrade Carneiro to join HR as new Immigration Administrator

L’Arche Canada is pleased to announce that Roberta Andrade Carneiro will join the HR team as our new Immigration Administrator. Roberta will work with Stefan during August in order to have a good transition. Welcome Roberta!!!

Statement of Solidarity and Condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations

At the end of May, news broke of the discovery that the remains of 215 indigenous children are buried in the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops. It is a painful discovery which is being powerfully felt everywhere in our L’Arche communities and around the country.

Welcome to Fiona Williams

We are very pleased to welcome Fiona Williams to the role of New Brunswick Lab Coordinator for our Inclusive Housing Solutions Lab project.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Mauricie

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Lamothe is beginning a new chapter in her life at L’Arche.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Outaouais (Agapè)

We are pleased to announce that Frederico Gauchat will take on the role of Community Leader at L'Arche Outaouais (formerly Agapè).

New Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires

We want to welcome and introduce you to the new Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires, Louise Curtis. After an extensive and rigorous selection process, Louise clearly emerged as the leader the L’Arche Homefires community needs at this point in our history.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton

We are very happy to announce that Mwando Mubanga has accepted the role of Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton. 

Urgent Appeal re Bill C-7 amending Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Please read this statement from L’Arche Canada. We add our voice to those of disability advocates and our partners in the movement for Inclusion and Belonging calling for amendment to Bill C-7 to protect the lives of Canadians with disabilities.

The World’s First International Lip Syncing Competition Hosted by People With Disabilities!

November 2021 - We did it! You have helped lead the way in fueling the greatest amount of online engagement we have ever seen in L'Arche! In total, our lip syncs have been watched over 90,000 times, raised over $102,000, and inspired an immense amount of joy and generosity. THANK YOU for your continued passion, enthusiasm, encouragement and creativity to keep shouting from the rooftops what we know: that the world is better because of people with disabilities.