Accessible Housing Consultation and Training
We have an accessible housing crisis in Canada and you can be a part of the solution! Our rapidly growing aging population and increasing prevalence of disability require more affordable, accessible and sustainable housing options for Canadians. Designing and building for aging, disability and life's changing needs
has never been more important!
Enabling Access' Accessible Housing Vision:
All individuals with disabilities and older adults in Canada will have equitable opportunities to find appropriate, affordable and accessible housing and will have access to the supports they need to live in place safely
and with dignity, as they age.
Designing lifespan homes that adapt to life's changing needs.
Our Accessible Housing Consultation considers disability, neurodiversity, aging and the multi-sensory experience throughout a lifespspan. We can help you achieve your accessibility, adaptability and sustainable housing design and construction goals!
Accessible Housing Standard
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is currently developing an Accessible Housing Standard to help guide design and construction of new and existing housing. Marnie Courage, Enabling Access's CEO is on the technical committee for this standard and continues to provide education to renovators, developers, designers and others in the area accessible design and home modifications.
Accessibility Consultation: Adding Value to your team
Including our Accessibility Consultation in your proposals, projects and team collaborations can set you apart from your competitors. We provide peace of mind to your and your clients that all possible accessibility, adaptability and sustainable aging in place design features have been thoughtfully considered. Whether it is a multi-unit residential project, single family home modification or new home build, we can help!
Move beyond building code and look to Enabling Access for international best practice universal design features and human factors integration into your project.
Build us into your team of experts from the start as we are regulated health care professions who can meet with your clients to establish current and future medical and functional needs.
We review concept and specification drawings, providing accessibility feature-focused consultation.
We assist in choosing finishes that meet both current and future needs of occupants, offer sustainability and prevent future retrofits.
Our post-project evaluations evaluate established outcome measures and ensure occupants achieve increased independence and accessibility throughout thier lifespan.
We provide customized training to groups on topics related to accessible housing. We have hosted symposiums and workshops for professional developers, designer and building firms interested in raising the bar in their design and construction solutions to better meet the needs of their clients.
Contact us if you are interested in having Marnie Courage, CEO of Enabling Access present to your group on these or other areas related to Accessible Housing Design and Construction. Marnie is a content contributor and instructor of the Canadian Home Builder's Association Adaptiv Home Course and Age Safe Canada training course. Read Marnie's full bio here.
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Foster Home Accessibility Modifications