In the 2019 Speech from the Throne, government announced that new legislation will be introduced aimed at removing and preventing accessibility barriers for people with disabilities. The new legislation will look at the design of public spaces, information and communications (which includes customer service standards), service animal certification, public sector procurement, public sector employment and public transportation.
The first phase of engagement is now closed. The initial engagement ran from February 4 to March 31, 2021, and provided an opportunity for Saskatchewan people to share their ideas and suggestions for accessibility legislation. Engagement activities included surveys and opportunities to ask a question or share a vision for a more accessible Saskatchewan. Results will be announced in summer 2021.
Below is information about who we heard from.