It is important that the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), as an administrative tribunal, is fully accessible to, and removes barrier for, people with disabilities appearing before it. Barriers to accessibility can affect how people can participate in
IRB hearings. In some cases, barriers can affect, or be seen to affect, the fairness of a hearing. The
IRB is committed to access to justice for everyone, which includes accessibility for people with disabilities, both across the
IRB and those appearing before it.
Through this commitment, the
IRB can ensure that everyone is treated fairly and is able to interact with the
IRB with dignity. It will help ensure that everyone has access to our processes. By being more accessible we will be able to better meet the needs of people appearing before the
IRB, including people who may be coming from traumatic experiences or have disabilities.
People with disabilities make important contributions to the
IRB. By working to remove barriers and becoming more accessible, the
IRB will become a workplace that will look more like the people of Canada.
Services and information
This report presents the progress made by the IRB to implement its Accessibility Plan 2023 to 2025.
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada's plan to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility and contribute to an accessible and barrier-free Canada
Information on the different ways to provide feedback, what we do with your feedback and how to keep your feedback anonymous