Accessibility

The New Democratic Party of Canada strives to makes every convention as accessible as possible. We hope Edmonton 2016 will be the most accessible convention to date. Working with our Persons Living with DisAbilities Committee, as well as the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities we look forward to providing our delegates with the following services:

Available at ConventionAvailable at Convention with advanced notice
We ask that you please fill out the Accessibility Questionnaire in advance should you require these services.
  • CART will be available to all delegates in both panels and plenary sessions. It will be displayed on the main screens in the plenary.
  • A Quiet Room will be reserved close to the plenary room for those who require a place to rest. Comfortable furniture and refreshments will be provided.
  • Reserved seating areas and microphones will be available in panels and plenary sessions, as well as wireless microphones for those who have mobility issues.
  • An onsite Accessibility Coordinator will be present throughout the convention to aid in facilitating any accessibility needs.
  • A new App that will act as a digital delegate kit, allowing delegates to access all convention materials from their mobile device, iPad or laptop.
  • ASL/QSL will be available upon request.
  • Attendant Services will be available upon request.
  • Delegate materials (general information, resolutions, etc.) in alternate formats such as large print, braille or digital format will be available upon request.
  • Assistance booking accessible transportation to and from the airport and convention centre available upon request.
  • Mobility Aids will be available upon request.

 

Resources in Edmonton

The City of Edmonton  - accessibility page
http://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/people-with-special-needs.aspx

Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
http://accd.net/

 

Transportation

Public Transit
http://www.edmonton.ca/ets/accessibility.aspx

Accessible Taxi
http://edmtaxi.com/services/disabilities/

 

Accommodation

Hotels with Accessible Rooms.

Please see Accommodation Section of the website for contact information.

HotelAccessible RoomsScent Free Rooms
The Westin EdmontonNot AvailableNot Available
Chateau Lacombe3Available Upon Request
Coast Edmonton Plaza2Available Upon Request
The Sutton Place Hotel2Not Available
The Courtyard Marriott2Available Upon Request

 

Lower Cost Accommodations

The International Hostel Edmonton
10647 81 Ave NW
Phone:(780) 988-6836
Average rate per night is $30
4kms from the Shaw Centre
http://www.hihostels.ca/westerncanada/1404/HI-Edmonton.hostel
The hostel is not accessible and can not provide scent free rooms. All guests are required to use stairs in order to gain access to their rooms.

University of Alberta
Phone: (780) 492-6056
Average rate per night is $109
3.3kms from Shaw Centre
http://www.asinfo.ualberta.ca/en/conferenceservices/accommodation.aspx

Days Inn Downtown Edmonton
10041-106 Street, Jasper Avenue & 106th Street
Phone: 780-423-1925.
Average rate per night is $109
2kms from Shaw Centre
http://www.daysinn.ca/hotels/alberta/edmonton/days-inn-edmonton-downtown/hotel-overview?WID=LC:DI:20150901:Rio:Local

 

Forms

Accessibility Questionnaire

Key dates

April 7, 2016 Youth Convention

April 8–10, 2016 Federal Convention