Séan Haffey


Accessibility Assessor, The Rick Hansen Foundation

Serviced Area(s): Lower Mainland, BC

Designated RHFAC Professional since March 2018

email: shaffey@rickhansen.com   |   phone: 1-778-228-4729

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When Séan joined the first class of RHFAC trainees in 2017, he embarked on another voyage of professional development. Although himself a wheelchair user, Séan has been trained to assess spaces for accessiblity for all users regardless of their abilities. This builds upon Séan’s previous work in strategic policy development and project leadership.

Having assessed office towers, seniors centres, retail outlets and community centres, Séan will be spending the first quarter of 2019 assessing public libraries in Vancouver. It makes for a homecoming of sorts when you consider the time Séan has spent in libraries over the years.

In addition to his RHFAC training, Séan holds a an MBA from the University of Victoria, a MA from Dalhousie University, and a BA from the University of British Columbia. He also earned an Advanced Certificate from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London, but has so far been unable to figure out a way of using this in his new career.

About The Rick Hansen Foundation

For the past three decades, RHF has raised awareness, changed attitudes, and removed barriers for people with disabilities, as well as funded spinal cord injury research and care. Today, we’re working on breaking down one of the biggest barriers that people with disabilities still face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn and play. When the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM program launched in 2017, it was with the dream of making Canada accessible for all. 


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