Accessibility

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.
Nexii

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.
accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Resource launches to improve DoPS implementation

To improve the accessibility of public spaces, AllAccess has released a Toolkit of online resources to support the understanding and implementation of DoPS.
people with disabilities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
Ontario Place Cinesphere

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New community group fights for access to Ontario Place

A new community group, Ontario Place For All, was recently established to campaign for a publicly accessible future for Ontario Place.
Leadership in accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario honours leadership in accessibility

This year's recipients include three individuals who have influenced attitudes and policy, along with two GTA municipalities and two not-for-profit organizations that have implemented programs and technologies to support employees and/or clients with disabilities.
Rollout of RHFAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.