Canadian Accessibility Network

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Our Network is comprised of a consortium of CAN Collaborators, representing various organizations across Canada, including postsecondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations, service providers, associations and foundations, public and private industry.


If your organization is interested in finding out more about becoming a CAN Collaborator, you can complete our Expression of Interest form or contact our National Office at [email protected].

CAN has attracted 100 Collaborator Organizations and over 175 individual members from public, private, non-profit, government, and academic sectors from coast to coast

There are four CAN Communities of Practice which focus their work in the following areas: Education and Training; Employment; Policy; and Research, Design & Innovation

412 people

attended CAN Connect Forums last year

About Us

01 Mission

The mission of the Canadian Accessibility Network is to:

02 Vision

The vision of the Canadian Accessibiltiy Network (CAN) is to be Canada’s cross-sectoral, national platform to empower persons with disabilities; improving socio-economic and health outcomes; and changing mindsets and behaviours for a more accessible and inclusive Canada.

  • Advance accessibility for persons with disabilities through research, design, technology and innovation; education and training; policy; employment; and community engagement;
  • Mobilize strategic partnerships among individuals and institutions dedicated to advancing accessibility to encourage innovative and action-oriented leadership;
  • Leverage Canada’s accessibility assets across sectors and disciplines to encourage system-level changes and cultural shifts in equity, mindsets and behaviours regarding persons with disabilities.

Our Guiding


CAN has seven guiding principles that provide a basis on which the Network makes its decisions.








Upcoming Events

CAN Connect Forums are an opportunity to connect across Canada, discuss topics of interest related to accessibility, and learn from each other’s experiences and expertise.

News Updates

CAN Celebrates its First Year of Action Towards Advancing Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Connecting Across Canada: Canadian Accessibility Network’s Governing Bodies Hold Inaugural Meetings

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