Accessibility Statement:
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), in accordance with its Strategic Plan 2021–2025 core values of inclusion, diversity, excellence, integrity, and transparency, strives to host inclusive, barrier-free events that enable all individuals to engage fully with CEC activities.

Conference Venue:
The 30th Regular Session of the CEC Council and the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Forum will be a hybrid event. The in-person event will be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The conference venue has wheelchairs available for guests’ use inside the hotel. Service dogs are welcome and there is no charge for them.
For in-person attendance, we encourage you to visit the meeting venue website to obtain comprehensive information about accessibility, including ramp and elevator access, parking and transportation, and other accessibility infrastructure at the building.

Venue Contact Details: Cynthia Tremblay-Lorrain, CMP, Director, Event Sales and Services. For more information, please contact the hotel at + 1 250 995 4683

Online Accessibility Features:
This webpage is supported by an AI-based and customizable application. To activate the features associated with the application, navigate to the top right of this page and click on the blue icon.
blue icon with a small white stick figure in the middle

After you have clicked on the icon, you have several options available for screen-reader and keyboard navigation optimization. In addition, you may use this application to create a unique profile that can adjust the user interface and design it according to your needs. There are various pre-set profile settings on the vFairs platform which offer an array of accessibility enhancements.

In addition, the application allows you to make universal adjustments to font sizes, color variation, animations, content highlighting, audio muting, text alignment, virtual keyboard, and more.

Simultaneous Interpretation and Video Captions
All broadcasts associated with the 30th Annual Session of the CEC Council and the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Forum will be available in English, French, and Spanish. All online broadcasts will also feature closed-caption services.

Instructions for how to activate closed captions will be described here shortly.

Presentations and Question and Answer Period
Presentation material (e.g., PowerPoint slides, resources) will be made available upon request.

We encourage public participation through our question-and-answer opportunities. More information regarding the best format in which to share your questions will be available later.