Accessibility

inclusive

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A path to fully inclusive community hubs

The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
New government positions support Accessible Canada Act mandate

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New roles will support Accessible Canada Act

Applications are invited for Governor-in-Council appointments within the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Employment and Social Development.
parking garage

REMI Network

How to upgrade parking garage safety

The colour scheme seen in parking garages that are up-to-code is the result of coordinating multiple bylaws; for example, municipal property standards, fire code, building code, and health and safety codes.
Royal Botanical Gardens

REMI Network

Royal Botanical Gardens getting a $2.2-million upgrade

Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario, has secured joint funding for improvements and repairs that will boost accessibility at the national historic site.
surrey accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Feds amplify funding for accessibility upgrades

A $100-million injection to Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund will boost availability of grants for retrofit, renovation and construction projects to support universal navigability of the built environment.
renovation

CondoBusiness

How to avoid a DIY renovation disaster

The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
childcare YMCA

Construction Business

VIU receives funding to increase accessibility

The VIU Nanaimo campus and the Cowichan Trades Centre is receiving $240,000 from the Rick Hansen Foundation to fund accessibility projects. 
accessible homes

REMI Network

New standard for accessible homes announced

The a new, national standard for affordable, adaptable and accessible homes will form the foundation of a new Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification module.
Accessibility Standards Canada to conduct public consultation until Sept 25

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accessibility Standards Canada seeks public input

The agency is mandated under the Accessible Canada Act to develop accessibility standards for all federally regulated organizations and to more widely promote accessibility and inclusiveness through research and public engagement.
15-minute city

Canadian Apartment Magazine

 ‘15-minute city’ making a comeback

As urban planners re-evaluate the way our cities were designed through the lens of today’s health and wellness needs, the concept of 'the 15-minute city' is making a comeback.
accessible homes

Canadian Property Management

Enabling Accessibility Fund opens for proposals

A new flat-rate costing formula will replace the previous requirement to submit construction quotes and other budget information. Instead, applicants can match their proposals to standardized specifications.
proposed code changes

CondoBusiness

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
accessible destinations

REMI Network

Portugal’s accessible destinations applauded

Portugal has received the first-ever Accessible Tourist Destination award, a new honour the United Nations World Tourism Organization and Spain's Fundaciόn ONCE jointly created.
Halifax Standfield

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Halifax Stanfield prioritizes accessibility

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has attained a Certified Gold rating through Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, making it Nova Scotia's first Certified Gold facility.
accessibility momentum

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility tracks sustainability trajectory

Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
quality service and resident operations for apartment buildings in Ontario

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The Importance of Resident Operations and Professional Quality Service

Membership in the Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP) is an effective means of maintaining a high standard of quality when managing your building and working

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Rick Hansen Foundation launches “Everyone Everywhere” campaign, expands facility certification

Everyone Everywhere campaign to improve accessibility for Canadians of all abilities whenever they work, live, and play.