Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) is a tool which gives organizations a snapshot of their building’s accessibility to inform future accessibility improvements. Over 1,200 sites across Canada have been rated to-date including Ottawa International Airport, SAP, Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. One in five Canadians have a disability and as our population ages this continues to grow. Accessibility is more important than ever.
Thanks to the support of the Government of Ontario's Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, 250 complimentary RHFAC ratings are available in 10 municipalities across Ontario. The deadline to submit applications is extended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New applications are still welcome, and applicants will be updated on the program timeline as soon as possible.
If your site achieves a high enough rating to become RHF Accessibility Certified or Accessibility Certified Gold, celebrate your achievement by listing on the RHFAC Registry and displaying your recognition label. It's time to showcase your commitment to accessibility.
"We are delighted to have achieved this exceptional level of certification which is a tribute to the Authority’s commitment to an accessible terminal for all passengers, employees and visitors."
We are accepting applications from the the following 10 municipalities in Ontario, selected for their population size and geographic diversity.
Eligible Types of Sites:
Commercial and institutional buildings in the public (municipal sites), private and not-for profit sectors:
- Commercial spaces include retail shops, offices, industrial sites
- Institutional spaces including schools, community and recreation centres and libraries
- Both pre-construction design plans and existing sites are eligible
Please read the full Eligibility Requirements before applying.
Ensuring your space is accessible means no potential employee, customer or community member is left at the door. Your complimentary RHFAC rating provides a snapshot of accessibility for people with varying disabilities affecting their mobility, vision and hearing. Together, we can create a Canada which is accessible for all.
The application deadline has been extended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New applications are welcome We encourage interested parties to take a few minutes to start your application by creating an account, ensuring you will be the first to receive notice of updated timelines.