Canadian Accessible Procurement Workshop AGENDA


October 10, 9:00am – 5:00pm

October 11, 9:00am – 1:00pm


OCAD University, 230 Richmond St. WEST, 3rd floor, room 322, Toronto

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To engage multiple stakeholders in co-designing Canada’s accessible procurement strategy

Agenda (Eastern Time—ET)

Tuesday, October 10

  9:00   Meet and Greet

  9:30   Introductions, Framing and Group Formation (Moderator: Jutta Treviranus)

10:00   What is the future we want? How far away are we?

11:00   Break

11:15   Harmonization with EU and US?

• Insights from US: Karen Peltz-Strauss, David Capozzi, Deborah Kaplan

• Insights from EU: Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Gregg Vanderheiden

• Insights from Ontario & Manitoba: Ann Hoy, Yutta Fricke (John Wyndels)

  1:00   Lunch and continued conversation

  2:00   “Evergreen” strategies?

  3:00   Short-term concrete gains and long-term systemic gains?

  3:30   Coffee Break

  3:45   Scope: products and services (which are included?)

  4:15   Scope: public and private sector organizations (differential requirements?)

  5:00   Adjourn

Wednesday, October 11

  8:30   Meet and chat

  9:00   Scope: procurement processes (intervention opportunities)?

  9:45   Proactive accessibility strategies?

10:30   Break

10:45   Compliance evaluation, reporting, and testing?

11:15   Larger public-sector leadership?

12:00   How should Canada lead globally?

  1:00   Invitation to DEEP lunch and Panel

Group sessions will be moderated and scribed.

Please advise Pat Murray at of accessibility requirements by Oct. 2nd, 2017

RSVP to Jess Mitchell by Oct 2nd, 2017