Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of the appointed representatives from each of our Collaborator Organizations. The role of the Advisory Council is to bring a pan-Canadian voice to the Network, on behalf of their respective regions, as it relates to advancing accessibility for people with disabilities. Members from coast to coast provide advice and recommendations to the Governing Council (GC) on behalf of our partners with a focus on: 


  • Ensuring the GC and the Communities of Practice (CoP) benefit from the lived experiences of persons with disabilities and their support teams; 
  • Offering a cross-sectoral, cross-disciplinary and cross-country sounding board for the GC and the CoPs; 
  • Providing a forum for partner organizations and individuals to come together to learn from one another, engage in collaborative initiatives and network. 

The Advisory Council meets three times a year. To better understand how this Council is guided, and the commitments that are required by its members, please check out:


Advisory Council Terms of Reference


Time Commitments for Councils



2024-2025 CAN Meeting Calendar

Interested in being on the Advisory Council as a
CAN Collaborator Organization?

The Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) is a pan-Canadian network representing public, private, not-for-profit, academic, community service providers, and advocacy groups that are committed to advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities, and as such, we are always open to linking arms with new Collaborators from across Canada.


If you’re organization is interested in finding out more about becoming a CAN Collaborator, we invite you to complete our Expression of Interest form, or by contacting the CAN National Office by email at [email protected] to set up a time for an exploratory conversation.


Interested in learning more about CAN and the work of the Advisory Council?  Please contact the CAN National Office at [email protected].