Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoP)

There is a time for conversation and then there is a time to take action.


The CAN Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups that provide inclusive, creative opportunities for CAN Members to drive accessibility forward. CAN advances accessibility nationally in four key areas:

  • Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Policy
  • Research, Design and Innovation  



The Main Purpose of the Communities of Practice (CoP) is to: 

  • Bring together CAN Members with shared experience and expertise to link arms and collaborate in order to build upon the important areas of work already being done across Canada
  • Better understand the field of accessibility across Canada, as it relates to the focus of the CoP
  • Take action towards creating a more accessible Canada.


For more information, please visit each Community of Practice webpage:


Process for Establishing New Communities of Practice

At this time, the CAN National Office is pleased to support our four Communities of Practice however, we are always open to recommendations for new CoP’s that might be of interest to the Network. If you have a suggestion, please review the attached Process for Establishing a New Community of Practice and bring your ideas to our team at [email protected] for discussion.


If you are interested in the work of CAN and the Communities of Practice, please contact the CAN National Office at [email protected].