Level Playing Field’s Darby Lee Young Awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

Level Playing Field’s Darby Lee Young Awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

Level Playing Field (LPF) is pleased to announce that Darby Lee Young, Founder and Principal Accessibility Strategist, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2018.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. The program is supported by several prominent organizations enthusiastically committed to Top 40’s success, including: Founder and Managing Partner Caldwell; Presenting Partner MNP LLP; National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Media Partners BNN Bloomberg and National Post; Travel Partner WestJet; Research Partner Caliper; and Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade; with fact checking and verification by Inline Reference Check.

Darby and her peers were selected from over 800 nominees by an independent Advisory Board, comprising more than 20 business leaders from across Canada. Honourees were chosen on four key criteria: Vision & Innovation; Leadership; Impact & Influence; and Social Responsibility.

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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

News release
From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years

June 20, 2018 | Gatineau, Quebec | Employment and Social Development Canada

Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, introduced the proposed Accessible Canada Act to Parliament. This historic legislation would enable the Government of Canada to take a proactive approach to end systemic discrimination of people with disabilities.

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More information on the proposed Accessible Canada Act on our Accessibility Legislation page

The AAA Banff Session Coming up!

The AAA Banff Session Coming up!

Breaking Barriers – Universal Design from Lived Experience

If you are headed to the Alberta Association of Architects 2018 Banff Session don’t forget to check out Darby on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm as she discusses Universal Design from real life scenarios. If you are attending the conference, in general, please be sure to come say hi!

“As a person living with a disability, Darby offers valuable insight into the barriers persons with disabilities face daily. Darby’s presentation will highlight shortfalls within current accessibility standards. She will explain how the barrier-free guidelines were derived and why they are not sufficient to guarantee accessibility for everyone. Darby will address the needs of persons with limited mobility, limited dexterity, hearing loss and vision loss. She will point out common errors and suggest improvements and best practice recommendations based off lived experience, ultimately creating more inclusive and welcoming spaces for everyone.”

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YW 150 Women She Who Dares

YW 150 Women She Who Dares

YW Calgary is thrilled to share our Canada 150 project: a creative, engaging and interactive installation highlighting the stories of 150 women, known and lost to history who have impacted Calgary during the last 150+ years.

Darby is honoured to be considered one of the 150 Women named in this project!
“To named alongside Nelly McLung, Rose Kohn and Martha Cohen is just incredible.”

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