Accessible Housing Consultation and Training 

We have an accessible housing crisis in Canada and you can be a part of the solution! The rapidly growing aging population and increase in disability prevalence requires more affordable, accessible and sustainable housing options for Canadians. For developers, builders, renovators, or designers, our accessibility consultation and training can increase your market reach to include older adults and the 22% of Canadians who identify as having a disability.

Design and   build for   everyone   

Accessibility consultation and training in Canada with considerations for  disability, neurodiversity, and aging.  

Accessible Shower set-up with chair and hand bars

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.

Architect holding a building blueprint

Consultation

Our occupational therapists are here at every stage of your single family or multi-unit project to help plan essential accessibility features that move beyond building code and are adaptable to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults wanting to live in place as they age. We can review drawings, conduct mid-construction site visits, and post-occupancy evaluations.  Our inclusion specialists collaborate with your team and are international accessibility professionals providing services across Canada. Bring more value to your clients by engaging us in your process.

Training

We provide customized training to groups on topics related to accessible housing. We have hosted symposiums and workshops for professionals and firms interested in raising the bar in their design and construction solutions to better meet the needs of their clients.  See the topics below and 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.  Read Marnie's full bio here.

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 Using Inclusive Language:

 Boost your business with words that matter.

Open concept, accessible shower with seating and hand rails

Adaptable Design:

A feature-focused

approach for the  changing needs throughout a lifespan