Improved accessibility benefits everyone – the 1 in 5 Canadians with a disability, their caregivers and friends, our aging population, parents with strollers – the list goes on! If people of all abilities can’t navigate your buildings to live, work, learn, or access goods and services, they’re unable to participate fully in our communities.
By committing to have at least 3 buildings rated using RHF Accessibility Certification, participants of the 2023/24 RHF Building Without Barriers Challenge demonstrate leadership and commitment to a more accessible and inclusive future - and learn more about the true accessibility of their buildings in the process!
Supported by BOMA Canada, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) challenges commercial and multi-unit residential property owners and managers as well as municipalities to accelerate their organization's accessibility journey and make their properties inclusive for all. By participating in this Challenge, you will establish your organization as a leader in accessibility and inclusion and share knowledge among your peers.
Do your sites demonstrate excellence in accessibility? All participants will be celebrated, and winners announced in September 2024 at the BOMA Canada BOMEX 2024 awards gala In Vancouver, B.C.
Participants will Receive:
One Accessibility Awareness Training Session for staff
Full tuition grant for RHFAC Training course for one staff member
Exclusive webinars on accessibility in the built environment
Participants logo to be displayed on the RHF website
Acknowledgement at the BOMEX 2024 Awards Gala
Award from RHF (to be given out at BOMEX 2024)
- September 28, 2023 – Registration opens for organizations to pledge sites.
- January 2024 – Window opens for RHFAC Professional to conduct ratings.
- June 30, 2024 – Deadline for RHFAC Professional to complete ratings.
- September 2024 – All participants acknowledged at BOMEX 2024, and awards presented to winners.
Discover the impact past challenge winners had with these highlights.