Accessibility

accessibility legislation

REMI Network

Feds seek input for new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is seeking input to inform plans for new accessibility legislation that will address barriers to inclusion.
botanical garden

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Royal Botanical Gardens re-opens rock garden

On May 20, Royal Botanical Gardens will re-open its rock garden, now named the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, following a $7-million Ontario
Accessibility

CondoBusiness

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
employment standards

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
accessibility certification program

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public to help create accessibility certification

Ontario is asking the public to help develop The Path to 2025: Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, a voluntary third-party accessibility certification program to recognize businesses
AODA compliance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
AODA

REMI Network

Ontario to begin retail audits under AODA

Retail companies in Ontario with 500 or more employees should start preparing for provincial compliance audits related to AODA.
Queen's Park

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Province selects vendor of record for task seating

ergoCentric Seating Systems has been selected by the Province of Ontario as its sole vendor of record (VOR) for task seating for the next three years.
automated doors

CondoBusiness

Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.
accessibility barriers

REMI Network

Manitoba pledges to remove accessibility barriers

Manitoba has announced plans to lead the way on removing accessibility barriers in services and programs by the end of 2017.
ORHMA steps up building accessibility strategy

REMI Network

ORHMA steps up building accessibility strategy

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has joined forces with Adaptability Canada in an effort to meet AODA requirements.
Nova Scotia propels accessibility legislation

REMI Network

Nova Scotia propels accessibility legislation

A 22-person panel from community and government organizations have released a report to guide the Nova Scotian government on accessibility legislation.
accessibility certification program

REMI Network

Accessibility certification program in the works

The Ontario government announced May 29 that it will develop an accessibility certification program that will recognize leaders in accessibility.
Accessibility

REMI Network

Strategic Group to back Alberta accessibility plan

Nabeel Ramji, a portfolio analyst at Strategic Group, will lead an initiative called Accessibility for All Albertans in hopes that new and existing buildings meet
wheelchair-accessibility

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Accessible seniors’ housing coming to Whitehorse

A new 48-unit accessible seniors’ housing complex has entered construction in Whitehorse. The four-storey, state-of-the-art facility, located near the intersection of Front St. and Ogilvie St., will be built to support the needs of seniors with mobility issues. The project is scheduled for occupancy in fall 2015.
builders working

REMI Network

New construction loan created for non-profits

A new loan program for construction financing is available for Canadian non-profits that own and operate buildings and serve seniors or persons with disabilities. Adaptability
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Making a building more accessible

Landlords should follow these six tips to ensure their building's interior space is accessible to everyone.