Buildings Accessibility Act


The Buildings Accessibility Act came into effect in 1981. The purpose of this Act is to provide people with physical and sensory disabilities access to public buildings, apartment-type buildings, hotels and building links, and to ensure compliance with buildings accessibility standards.

The Act has not undergone significant amendments since it was enacted. In 2018, the Buildings Accessibility Advisory Board (BAAB), established under the Act, was tasked with conducting a review. The Board’s recommendations were received in July 2021 and can be viewed here.

Digital Government and Service NL is seeking feedback on the BAAB recommendations as part of a comprehensive review aimed at strengthening and modernizing the legislation. The information we receive through this questionnaire will be reviewed, and all feedback will be considered as government explores potential amendments.

Get Involved

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is requesting input from stakeholders and the general public regarding the recommendations of the BAAB on the Buildings Accessibility Act. You may provide your input online by completing the following questionnaire or by providing a written submission by email to, or through regular mail to:

Policy and Strategic Planning
Digital Government and Service NL
Confederation Building, West Block, 2nd Floor
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

We thank you in advance for your participation.

Online and written submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2022.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until January 31, 2022.

It should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire, or require an alternate format, please contact the department at: 709-729-1002.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by Digital Government and Service NL.  All feedback will be considered as the Provincial Government explores potential amendments to the Buildings Accessibility Act.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you. The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Buildings Accessibility Act.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please emailChristopher McGee at:

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding consultations on the Buildings Accessibility Act, or require an alternate format, please contact Christopher McGee at 709-729-1002 or email