CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen's University is pleased to invite members of the Queen's and Kingston communities to participate in our 2022 Accessibility Survey.
The Government of Canada consulted with Canadians from July 2016 to February 2017 to find out what an accessible Canada means to them. On June 20, 2018, the Government introduced Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (the Accessible Canada Act) in Parliament. The Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and came into force on July 11, 2019.
In July 2021, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), issued new regulations related to accessibility as an appendix to its Telecom and Broadcasting Policy CRTC 2021-215. At the core of these regulations is the obligation for all radio stations, including CFRC 101.9 FM, to create an accessibility plan. This plan needs to reflect the key areas of the legislation and needs to be developed in consultation with community members, including those living with disabilities.
As part of the consultation process, Radio Queen’s University, which operates CFRC 101.9 FM is issuing this community survey to collect feedback on five specific types of barriers that could be faced by individuals. For each question, a definition of the barrier is provided in each section of the survey.
By participating in this survey, you will assist Radio Queen’s University to create an Accessibility Plan for CFRC 101.9 FM that will include strategies designed to remove barriers that people with disabilities may encounter when they are accessing services from CFRC. Please review the types of barriers from the list below before responding to the survey questions.
We welcome replies to this survey from all members of the Queen’s University and Kingston communities. If you should require the survey in an alternative format, please email RQU’s Executive Director, Dinah Jansen at [email protected].
We also welcome feedback via email, mail, telephone, virtual meeting space, in person, or by any other method accessible to you. Written comments can be emailed to the Executive Director, or addressed to her at CFRC 101.9 FM, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Lower Carruthers Hall, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6.
All information provided will be kept confidential. The survey will take 3-5 minutes of your time.
This Survey will close on February 28th 2022.