Barrier Free Saskatchewan
Accessibility Resources Available from Canadian Transportation Agency
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), the federal regulatory body
overseeing transportation, provides accessibility resources to help people with
disabilities. These resources include, but not limited to , information on
filing accessibility complaints, notices related to the agency and
transportation, and guides on travelling. You can find these resources at
Accessibility on their
Letter of Concern Re Saskatchewan Human Right commission
On May 5, 2020, Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) sent a letter of of concern
about the SaskatchewanHuman Right Commission. and its failure to uphold its
obligations to protect the rights of people with disabilities. In this letter,
BFSK is calling on the Saskatchewan government to conduct a complete and
independent review of SHRC's policies, procedures, and practices.
Read this letter of concern
to learn more.
Saskatchewan Government Announces Consultations on an Accessibility Act in
the Throne Speech
In the throne speech read to the legislature on October 23, 2019, the
Saskatchewan government announced it will hold consultations for an
accessibility act. Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) is looking forward to these
consultations and is planning to participate in partnership with other
disability groups in the province.
To view the video or read the transcript for this throne speech, visit
Speech from the Throne.
Society has a moral and ethical responsibility along with a legal
requirement to make Saskatchewan accessible. There is also a strong business
case to do so.
From the conclusion for
Building Standards & the Code
by Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
The Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) steering committee
has put forward 14 principles to be the
foundation for an accessibility act for the province of Saskatchewan. These
principles are closely aligned with Barrier Free Canada, Barrier Free BC, and
Barrier Free Manitoba. We want the Province of Saskatchewan to pass an
Accessibility Act with these principles intact so we can become a barrier free
A barrier Free Saskatchewan is for everyone. Using these
principles, BFSK is building a non-partisan coalition from the provincial
community of individuals and organizations of and for persons with
disabilities, Saskatchewan citizens, organizations, and companies who will
endorse this worthwhile endeavour. We would like to identify point persons to
act as key contacts to share information.
Your endorsement will be like a catalyst that will mix with our allies and
inspire empowerment throughout the province.
Join our coalition by endorsing these Barrier free principles and count
yourself in as we build an accessible province through a Saskatchewan
Accessibility Act. There is no fee or cost involved. Remember "Nothing For Us
To get more information about Barrier Free Saskatchewan or to join the
coalition and endorse the BFSK Principles, send an email to
also can find more information from BFSK on our
More Information page.