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Happy Holidays from VisitAble Housing Canada!

Have you ever thought of a way to make your holiday gatherings more inclusive?

A VisitAble home allows you to invite anyone into your home, and helps everyone feel welcome.

VisitAble homes have three basic accessibility features:

No-step entrance
Wider doorways and passageways on the main floor
A main floor bathroom that can be accessed by visitors who use […]

Townhouse Design Competition Winning Designs

We are pleased to announce the winners of a VisitAble townhouse design competition organized by the VisitAbility Project’s Ottawa Task Force.

Carleton University students were tasked with designing VisitAble townhouses as part of their fourth-year housing studio.

Congratulations to Jason Surkan and Ben Cottrill who took first prize, Sarah McIntosh who took second prize, and Quayce […]

Webinar – VisitAbility in Social and Affordable Housing

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is hosting a webinar, VisitAbility in Social and Affordable Housing, on November 25th, 2015. This webinar is intended for municipal, provincial, and territorial planners and developers; however, we welcome anyone who is interested to attend. The webinar is free of charge. Please feel free to distribute the […]

Webinar – VisitAble Housing for Age-Friendly Communities

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is hosting a webinar, VisitAble Housing for Age-Friendly Communities on October 7th, 2015. The webinar is intended for people working on Age-Friendly Communities initiatives across Canada, but anyone is welcome to attend.

This webinar is intended to inform Age-Friendly Communities in Canada of ways to make their community more inclusive […]

June/July 2015 Building Magazine Feature

The Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing winners were featured in the June/July 2015 edition of Building Magazine. To read the story, please click on the following link: http://www.building.ca/features/getting-around/

Assembly of First Nations Resolution on VisitAble Housing

At the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly in Montreal in July, the Chiefs-in-Assembly passed a resolution to support the BC First Nations VisitAbility activities to improve housing accessibility. With the resolution approved, the BC First Nations Task Force will work with First Nations across Canada to promote VisitAble Housing.

The following link is […]