The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF)

For over three decades, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has raised awareness and changed attitudes about the potential of people with disabilities and funded spinal cord injury research and care. Today, the Rick Hansen Foundation is working to break down one of the most fundamental barriers that people with disabilities face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn, and play.

RHF created Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) to improve accessibility in the built environment. RHFAC is a comprehensive rating system that helps owners and tenants measure the accessibility of their buildings and sites and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles. Whether you’re an architect, general contractor, engineer, urban planner, design-builder, or anyone interested in accessibility in the built environment, achieving an RHFAC Professional designation will provide you with knowledge and practical skills to rate a site for its overall accessibility under the RHFAC program.

In the summer of 2019, RHF will be launching the Accessibility Professional Network. This professional association will connect professionals in the field of accessibility. The Accessibility Professional Network's first annual conference will provide a platform to:

•    Learn about national and international initiatives in accessibility
•    Network with accessibility professionals
•    Engage in discussions on the built environment and accessibility
•    Contribute to enhancing the field of accessibility in Canada

Be sure to save October 31 – November 1 2019 in your calendar. Learn more at