Let's Create a World where Everyone can go Everywhere
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.
See How you Can Take Action
See how you can take action and see what you and your organization can do to further support inclusion and accessibility. Check out the links below where you can learn more about becoming a fully accessible organization through training and certification, RHFAC accessibility training and education, using our advisory services, or reviewing our accessibility resources.
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (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.
Promote disability awareness within your organization, improve access within your facilities or ensure new buildings are designed to the highest accessibility standards.
RHFAC Training and ratings are tangible ways to support your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals, and measure the “S” pillar in your ESG strategy. Corporate leaders are embracing RHFAC to measure and celebrate their progress.