RPIC Speaker Series

RPIC LUNCH & LEARNS

“Above and Beyond” Accessibility – Inclusion at the Heart of the Built Environment

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These sessions include a light lunch and a presentation from Ann Tremblay, Director, National Centre of Expertise on Accessibility, Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Ann TremblayAnn Tremblay will provide an overview of the background to the new Accessible Canada Act including key principles and components. The goals of the Accessibility Strategy will then be outlined with a more detailed view of objectives for the built environment. Activities to implement new technical standards and to introduce ‘above and beyond’ accessibility requirements will be presented as well as an update on achievements to-date and future targets.

unnamedIn Halifax, Ann will be joined by Darren Young, Senior Project Manager, Corporate Facility Design & Construction, Halifax Regional Municipality; and, Lashauna Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Directorate, Government of Nova Scotia.

Darren Young, P.Eng., PMP, ENV SP, RHFAC, will speak to universal access to municipal facilities. He will share how the City of Halifax's Corporate Facility Design & Construction is leading the way in defining how the principles of universal access are incorporated into the design, construction and renovation of municipal facilities.

Lashauna SmithLashauna Smith will provide an overview of Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act and Access by Design 2030, the province’s plan for an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. She will also provide information on development of accessibility standards for the Built Environment and the work of Nova Scotia’s Built Environment Standards Development Committee.

Space is limited, so register early!

 

Date and Time

HALIFAX – October 8, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Speakers

  • Ann Tremblay, Director, National Centre of Expertise on Accessibility, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Darren Young, Senior Project Manager, Corporate Facility Design & Construction, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Lashauna Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Directorate, Government of Nova Scotia

VANCOUVER – November 14, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Speakers

  • Ann Tremblay, Director, National Centre of Expertise on Accessibility, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Schedule (Halifax and Vancouver)

11:30 am                          Doors open, lunch available

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm       Presentation

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm         Q&A, open dialogue

Location

HALIFAX – Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS

VANCOUVER – Library Square, 300 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Cost

Free! Includes lunch!
50 participants maximum

Registration

To Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the city-specific email subject:

  • RPIC Lunch & Learn – Halifax on October 8
  • RPIC Lunch & Learn – Vancouver on November 14

**Please Note these Sessions will NOT be offered by Webinar

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