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Access 2 Accessibility (A2A) is a Canadian Non-Profit based in Mississauga, was established November 13, 2017.
A2A is a Central Resource Hub offering programs, and resources, for people with disabilities and older adults, with a main focus on empowerment of professionals and entrepreneurs, with disabilities.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Access 2 Accessibility launched its 'Community Guest Speakers Series (CGSS) to bring free, live, virtual events with speakers sharing products and services of interest to people with disabilities. To learn about upcoming events and past events click on the EVENTS button below or at the top of the page.
Below is an overview of A2A Programs and Subcommittees.
We welcome new volunteer members to volunteer and/or join our Subcommittees. Email Info@Access2Accessibility to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Access 2 Accessibility is governed by a Board of Directors (A2A Team) who are professionals and entrepreneurs with disabilities.
As the saying goes "Nothing about us without us", A2A is a believer in this, as can be seen by the people with disabilities on the Board of Directors. Through their own life and career experiences, the A2A Team guides us to provide relevant resources for people with disabilities; with an eye to inclusion for all.
Access 2 Accessibility has a goal for people with disabilities to be seen for our abilities, versus our (dis)abilities.
To learn more about these professionals, please click on the button below titled 'A2A Team'.
The Entrepreneur & Professionals, with disAbilities (E&PwD) offers resources for people with disabilities who are currently, or plan to be, a career professional or entrepreneur. Through in-person and on-line, we provide a resource to network, share info, support one another, learn business tools and much more.
We have a Meet Up group that you can join by clicking on the 'Join EPWD' link below.
We also have a private Facebook Group. Find us by going to Access 2 Accessibility Facebook home page and look under groups.
Community Leaders United and Engaged (CLUE) Hub is a network, learn and share closed Facebook group, for leaders of local Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations.
Leaders of all organizations should consider accessibility for their teams, employees and clients. Thus this group is not closed to just accessibility / disability sector. The same business issues, especially in the start up years, affects us all with some differences for Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations. We will discuss blanketed business issues and at times have specific for Non-Profit or For-Profit sectors.
The accessibility/disability community has many great organizations providing products and services to people with disabilities.
Access 2 Accessibility (A2A) provides our own programs, plus we are open to collaborating with some other great organizations who align with A2A's vision and mission.
Collaboration projects will be on A2A's Events page.
If you are an accessibility advocate or organization providing products or services for people with disabilities and would like to collaborate with Access 2 Accessibility please connect with us at Info@Access2Accessibility.com
The Brainstorming Subcommittee is Board Directors and volunteers coming together to discuss and create ideas for Access 2 Accessibility to consider implementing.
Topics considered include, but not limited to:
If you would like to join this Subcommittee, please email:
The Grants & Fundraising Subcommittee comes together to create and develop funding opportunities so that A2A can offer a range of programs and resources for people with disabilities and older adults.
Members research grant and funding opportunities. the data collected is maintained in a database.
Fundraising ideas are explored and when the subcommittee team is ready to develop one of those ideas, then they collaborate with the Brainstorming Subcommittee on the fundraising event plan.
To join the Grant & Fundraising Subcommittee, please contact us at Info@Access2Accessibility.com
Access 2 Accessibility is continually thinking of new programs and additional resources to add to existing programs.
This subcommittee is comprised of Board members and volunteers who review existing programs. They consider future programs that may be of benefit to people in the disability community.
If you would like to join subcommittee of people with disabilities who use their creative minds and lived experiences to guide the development and delivery of A2A programs then email us at: Info@Access2Accessibility.com
Access 2 Accessibility is proud to be a member of the following community organizations, committees, groups and more.
A2A has been a member since 2019.
A2A joined the PPRS Advocacy and Awareness Roundtable in 2021.
The Committee is a collaborative network that includes residents, people with lived experience, poverty reduction advocates, academia, all levels of government, non-profit organizations and public sector organizations. A key principle behind the work of the Committee is that in order to effectively address poverty, we must all work together.
A2A has been a member since 2017.
The Community Roundtable brings together organization leaders to join together to bring resources of programs and services for the community.
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