Accessibility

RHF assessor

Design Quarterly

RHF accessibility assessor course set for Vanc.

The Rick Hansen Foundation is calling all interested building professionals to register for the upcoming RHF accessibility assessor course in Vancouver.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada invests in Royal Saskatchewan Museum rejuvenation

The Government of Canada is contributing $472,000 to the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum for the facility’s public space rejuvenation project.
CN Tower

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CN Tower unveils its most extensive renovation

Toronto’s CN Tower has unveiled a $16 million renovation that has transformed the iconic landmark’s 14,000-square-foot main observation level.
RHFAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian museum awarded Gold accessibility rating

The new Canada Science and Technology Museum is the first national public institution to receive the RHFAC's Accessibility Certified Gold rating.
evacuation priorities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Evacuation priorities drive B.C. code proposal

Proposed amendment would eliminate the requirement for signage instructing building occupants not to use the elevator in the case of a fire.
fire safety

Canadian Property Management

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
accessible play spaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
Accessibility certification

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility certification fills industry void

Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Daniels to offer suites designed for accessibility

The Daniels Corporation last week unveiled plans to offer suites expressly developed for accessibility.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
funds to improve accessibility

Canadian Property Management

Quebec offers funds to improve accessibility

A new incentive program announced in Quebec's 2017-18 provincial budget will dispense subsidies, to a maximum of $15,000, for upgrades to commercial buildings or community centres.
federal budget

REMI Network

Federal budget boosts accessibility in public spaces

Canada’s federal budget has earmarked $77 million over ten years to expand the Enabling Accessibility Fund.
accessible parks

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Five Alberta parks to become accessible by summer

Five Alberta parks will be refurbished by this summer as part of a $3-million plan to create accessible experiences in 15 provincial parks by 2020.
AODA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New AODA updates underscore maintenance

With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
accessibility legislation

Canadian Property Management

NS accessibility legislation gets more scrutiny

The proposed legislation sets out a guiding framework for how accessibility standards will be developed, applied and enforced, but critics decry its lack of specifics.
Quadrangle 100 Broadview Lobby

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quadrangle recognized for accessible design

Quadrangle's 100 Broadview Lobby was recently presented with a Silver Award for Architecture at the International Association for Universal Design Awards.