This week the province is recognizing National AccessAbility Week in Saskatchewan alongside other provinces across Canada.
It runs from May 28 until June 3.
In a release, the province said the week recognizes the leadership, impact, and voices of Canadians living with disabilities, and is an opportunity to highlight the work being done to remove barriers for people with disabilities and foster a more inclusive country.
"Removing barriers is key as we work toward a more inclusive Saskatchewan where people with disabilities can fully participate in our communities," Social Services Minister Gene Makowsky said. "Our government recently passed The Accessible Saskatchewan Act, so this year's National AccessAbility Week feels especially significant. This week aligns with the spirit of our historic legislation and I look forward to our continued work with our community partners to ensure that all Saskatchewan people can live the life they choose without barriers."
National AccessAbility Week is in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan, the province said.
"Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan continues to recognize and promote National AccessAbility Week," SCI Sask Executive Director Launel Scott said. "Our organization, in collaboration with the federal and provincial government, as well as other like-minded community based organizations, is pleased to celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians living with disabilities, highlight the work of people, organizations and communities that are working to remove barriers, and reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Saskatchewan and Canada."
The province recently passed The Accessible Saskatchewan Act in an effort to prevent and remove accessibility barriers for people with disabilities.