THE City of Surrey has received the distinct honour of being recognized as an industry leader in Canada for commitments to accessibility by incorporating Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) ratings and certifications through policy.
Last year, Surrey became the first city in Canada to commit to building and retrofitting all future civic facilities to achieve RHFAC Gold. With over 40 RHFAC ratings to date, Surrey boasts the most rated sites of any municipality in Canada.
“We are proud to be recognized by the Rick Hansen Foundation for our commitment to accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities,” said Tara Cleave, Support Services and Accessibility Manager at the City of Surrey. “With 44 sites already rated, the City of Surrey has proven itself to be a leader in improving accessibility and sets a high standard for building a city where everyone can go everywhere.”
“The Rick Hansen Foundation is proud to celebrate the City of Surrey and recognize it for its commitment to accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities,” said Doramy Ehling, CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation. “Surrey’s leadership is creating a more accessible community and will leave a legacy of inclusion in cities across Canada that will echo for generations.”
To learn more about RHFAC, visit RickHansen.com/RHFAC.
For information about accessibility and inclusion in Surrey, visit surrey.ca/accessibility.