Accessibility

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
RickHansen

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.
Fort Edmonton Park

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Fort Edmonton Park expansion breaks ground

The expansion project at Fort Edmonton Park, a 64-hectare living history park located along the city’s river valley, recently broke ground.
inclusivity

CondoBusiness

Creating more inclusive condo communities

A condo refurbishment project is the perfect time to come up with a cost-effective plan to provide a more inclusive and accessible environment.
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.
playground

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.