Access for Restaurants

“Very few people go to restaurants to eat alone”, says Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Professional, Kristen Habermehl. Restaurants are meeting places for people of diverse abilities and backgrounds, and everyone deserves to share a meal with their family or enjoy a drink with friends. This is why Kristen suggests that accessible restaurants should […]

Getting Everyone Out: Accessible Emergency Evacuations

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Professional, Brad McCannell, says that “the building code puts a lot of effort into getting people into buildings, but they put no effort into getting people with disabilities out.” Ensuring that your space is easily and safely navigated by everyone in day-to-day use is an important component of accessibility, […]


For many senior people, the COVID-19 pandemic marked one of the first times they wanted to escape the communal environment of assisted living to have a private residence or live with family. However, moving was not an option for those whose family’s homes, or independent residence options, were inaccessible for their age and ability. This […]

An Accessible Peggy’s Cove: Making Nova Scotian Landmarks Welcoming

View of Peggy's Cove and Accessibility Ramps

Peggy’s Cove is treasured as one of Atlantic Canada’s most iconic landmarks, revered for its rugged beauty. In 2021, the Cove underwent substantial renovations to incorporate accessibility into its landscape. Now open to the public, the accessible viewing deck, walkways, and washrooms enable more locals and visitors to enjoy the splendour of Peggy’s Cove. In […]

What Can I Do to Increase Meaningful Access?

Over 6 million of our fellow Canadians live with at least one type of disability. This means that we should all be asking ourselves, “What can I do to make our community more accessible and inclusive for everyone?”. To make a difference, you don’t need to be a CEO who installs elevators in all their […]