One in five Canadian adults currently lives with a disability, according to Statistics Canada. These Canadians struggle every day to grab coffee with a friend or interview for a job because of physical barriers to accessibility. This number is growing every day as our population ages.
Whether disability is caused by the natural effects of aging, or by an accident or injury, the simple truth is that each of us will experience disability at some point in our lives and will need our communities to be accessible so that we can continue to participate and live full lives.
Providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces ensures that everyone is able to participate and live to their full potential, and is an important part of the United Nation’s "Envision2030" sustainable development goals that our program supports.
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) program works to help improve accessibility of the built environment in Canada – the places where we live, work, learn and play. Find out more about our program areas and join the movement to help create a fully accessible and inclusive Canada.
Rating & Certification
A unique program that rates, certifies and showcases accessible public buildings.
Accessibility Training and Education
Expand your knowledge, discover how to promote inclusion, or close organizational skill gaps through our accessibility training options.
Accessibility Advisory Services
Promote disability awareness within your organization, improve access within your facilities or ensure new buildings are designed to the highest accessibility standards.
Accessibility Professional Network (APN) Conference
#APN2023: Building Together Presented by Royal Bank of Canada will bring together industry leaders, accessibility professionals, and global thought-leaders to discuss how we can continue building an inclusive and accessible world for people of all ages and abilities. Join us March 1st - 2nd, 2023!
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Do you have feedback on the RHFAC program? Please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!