About Us

Who are we?

Founded in 2015, Quebec Accessible is a grassroots initiative advocating for a strong provincial accessibility law. This law would help promote inclusion and fight disability discrimination (ableism) by removing and preventing barriers facing people with disabilities.

We’ve created a fact sheet that explains why Quebec needs a new accessibility law. We’ve also put together twelve principles that should guide the development of this new law.

Quebec’s current disability law

Did you know that Quebec was one of the first provinces in Canada to adopt a law promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities? The Quebec government adopted the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights in 1978. This law was amended in 2004. Since then, we’ve fallen behind other provinces and countries.

Quebec’s current law lacks teeth. It only applies to the public sector (ministries, government agencies and municipalities), and it has no clear goals or penalties to ensure compliance. That’s why Quebec Accessible is calling for a stronger provincial accessibility law.

For more information about Quebec’s current disability law, click here.