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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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REMI Network

Ontario care facilities get maintenance funding boost

Fifty nine community health organizations across Ontario will receive $4.1 million to repair and upgrade care facilities.
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REMI Network

Feds seek input for new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is seeking input to inform plans for new accessibility legislation that will address barriers to inclusion.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Royal Botanical Gardens re-opens rock garden

On May 20, Royal Botanical Gardens will re-open its rock garden, now named the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, following a $7-million Ontario
Accessibility

CondoBusiness

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
accessibility certification program

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public to help create accessibility certification

Ontario is asking the public to help develop The Path to 2025: Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, a voluntary third-party accessibility certification program to recognize businesses
REMI

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
AODA

REMI Network

Ontario to begin retail audits under AODA

Retail companies in Ontario with 500 or more employees should start preparing for provincial compliance audits related to AODA.
Queen's Park

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Province selects vendor of record for task seating

ergoCentric Seating Systems has been selected by the Province of Ontario as its sole vendor of record (VOR) for task seating for the next three years.
automated doors

CondoBusiness

Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.