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Executive Lecture Series 2017

Caroline Codsi

Past Event

The Executive Lecture Series is designed to provide executives in the public service with the opportunity to discuss "hot topics" with thought-provoking speakers. These sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to share expertise and best practices, equipping them to lead their teams in achieving excellence.

Breaking Barriers: Accessibility in the Federal Public Service

Canada's first ever federal accessibility legislation is under development and will be introduced to Parliament in early 2018. This legislation will have an impact across the federal public service and the federally-regulated private sector.   

If the legislation and subsequent accessibility standards are passed by Parliament, the Government of Canada would be obligated to meet new accessibility requirements that will have implications for employment processes, how we procure goods and services, and how we engage Canadians at every level. It would also impact our built environment and real property, transportation, and our information and communications technology.

"Breaking Barriers" will highlight the benefits of an inclusive workplace, giving you the opportunity to engage with leaders in accessibility from both inside and outside the federal government.

Date and Time:

October 13, 2017 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)


  • Yazmine Laroche, Associate Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada; Champion of the Federal Employees with Disabilities
  • Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research
  • Kory Earle, President, People First of Canada Executive Committee
  • Frank Folino, President, Canadian Association of the Deaf




  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast


Past sessions

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