In the 2019 Speech from the Throne, government announced that new legislation will be introduced aimed at removing and preventing accessibility barriers. The new accessibility legislation will look at design of public spaces, information and communications, customer service standards, service animal certification, public sector procurement and employment, and public transportation.
During the development of this legislation, we will be seeking feedback from people across Saskatchewan, including the disability community, stakeholders, the private sector and general public. Opportunities to participate in the shaping of the new accessibility legislation will be announced in the coming months.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are postponing the public engagement we had hoped to begin in May. This work is a priority for our government, and we will proceed when we can engage in a comprehensive, inclusive and safe manner.
What already exists:
- Accessible Canada Act
- The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (UBAS)
- Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Code and Regulations
- Saskatchewan Disability Strategy