Accessibility Organizations

Picture of the Muscular Dystrophy Canada Logo.

About Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders can impact anyone at any age. While some types of muscular dystrophy are first evident in infancy or early childhood, other types may not appear until later in life.


International Association of Accessibility Professionals

IAAP Mission The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.

Canadian Disability Hall of Fame display area with exhibits.

Canadian Disability Hall of Fame: Recognizing those who have opened doors for people with disabilities

The Canadian Disability Hall of Fame (CDHF) has provided permanent recognition of outstanding Canadians who have made extraordinary contributions to enriching the quality of life for people with physical disabilities. Founded by the CFPDP, this public exhibit was officially opened February 11, 1994 in Metro Hall in Toronto. 

The Ontario Disability Network

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is a professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability. We have over 140 member agencies, all in the business of helping people who have a disability get into the workforce.

Accessible Canada Act

With the adoption of An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada (Accessible Canada Act), the Government of Canada is fulfilling its mandate promise to introduce new accessibility legislation. The Government of Canada will continue to work with persons with disabilities and the disability community, as well as with provinces and territories, towards the realization of an accessible Canada

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

Leads and support a diverse network of organizations to be more inclusive in their physical activity programming, policies and social and physical environments. We share best practices, connect stakeholders, and shape attitudes, values and philosophies about inclusion in communities across the country. The Alliance partners with national organizations in Canada such as the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)

The global alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading international organization dedicated to promoting Accessibility and Universal Design for the built environment and public spaces as per the dispositions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Ontario Historical Society

Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.