Free Accessibility Certification
Non-profit, public and private organizations across the city are encouraged to take advantage of the free Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) rating to better understand their building’s level of accessibility and identify ways to make improvements. Buildings that achieve a high enough rating will become Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified or Accessibility Certified Gold.
The new complimentary RHFAC program is funded by the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Rick Hansen Foundation with the goal of making communities more accessible. Brampton was selected for its population size and geographic diversity. Around 25 locations across Brampton will be eligible for complimentary RHFAC ratings. Organizations must apply at www.rickhansen.com/freerating. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the application deadline date has been extended. Please visit their website regularly for updates on the revised deadline date and application review timeline.
- Organizations that are rated through the RHFAC program will get a scorecard rating and report of key areas of success and improvement for their location.
- The City of Brampton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, comprised of citizen members, will review all RHFAC program and applicants will be notified if their application was successful.
- The City of Brampton and its Accessibility Advisory Committee are dedicated to ensuring people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities as they live, work, play, visit and invest in Brampton.