Legislation in Saskatchewan

On November 15, 2022, The Accessible Saskatchewan Act was introduced in the Legislative Assembly. If passed, the new legislation will remove and prevent accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities. The act was a recommendation in the 2015 Saskatchewan Disability Strategy.

If the act is passed, the government will have two years to come up with accessibility plans. Learn about steps required to enact a new legislation.

Accessibility standards will outline the rules government and organizations must follow to remove barriers in different areas. Areas included in the bill are:

  • Built Environment (buildings, places, and spaces)
  • Information and Communications (standards that make giving and receiving information accessible for persons with disabilities).
  • Employment (hiring and workplace standards)
  • Transportation (buses and taxis)
  • Service Animals (public education and public access)
  • Procurement (buying goods and services)
  • Service Delivery (getting goods, services, or programs)

The proposed Accessibility Advisory Committee will provide advice on the development of standards in each of these areas The bill also says that standards can be made for any other areas identified later.