By: Alice Clark
Canadians with sight loss want to work! During the 2021 Federal Election, CNIB launched an advocacy campaign seeking commitments from all candidates and parties to prioritize employment opportunities for Canadians with disabilities as part of the post-pandemic economic recovery.
With your help, we sent 2,349 letters to candidates from coast to coast to coast to tell them people with sight loss want to work! We also held virtual training sessions to showcase accessible voting accommodations provided by Elections Canada and worked with other disability organizations to host the first-ever all-party debate on disability issues.
While the election is over, the work to hold politicians’ feet to the fire is just beginning. In the next mandate of Parliament, CNIB will hold the government accountable for their campaign promises and use the momentum of this campaign to push for:
- Employment opportunities for Canadians with disabilities as part of the post-pandemic economic recovery.
- A commitment that the new government will work with the provinces and territories to ensure that any future support programs from the federal government do not claw back provincially-run support programs.
- The creation and deployment of a national assistive devices program so that anyone with a disability in Canada has access to the assistive technology they need to succeed in the workplace.