Accessibility Commissioner and Chief Accessibility Officer – Governor in Council Appointments

Dear Stakeholders,

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country for two full-time Governor in Council (GIC) positions for the Accessibility Commissioner within the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and the Chief Accessibility Officer within Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The Government of Canada is committed to an open, transparent and merit-based selection process in consideration of gender parity, representation of persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, linguistic, regional and employment equity representation.

The Accessibility Commissioner provides executive leadership and direction for the administration and enforcement of the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) and its regulations, as per Part 5 of the ACA. The ACA and its regulations are designed to enhance the full and equal participation of all persons, in Canadian society, especially persons with disabilities.

The Chief Accessibility Officer will be:

•   a special advisor to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion;

•   responsible for providing information or advice on systemic or emerging accessibility issues;

•   submitting an annual report to the Minister for tabling in Parliament on systemic or emerging accessibility issues and on the outcomes achieved by the ACA; and,

•   preparing special reports to the Minister, as per Part 7 of the ACA.

To apply, please refer to the following links:

GIC – Accessibility Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission

GIC – Chief Accessibility Officer, Office of the Chief Accessibility Officer

Applications must be submitted by June 28, 2021.