The City of Richmond strives to ensure that everyone who lives, works or visits Richmond is able to participate in all aspects of community life. The Accessibility section works to identify and remove barriers to participation so the City’s built environment, programs, and services are open, accessible and appropriate for everyone; regardless of income or ability.
To learn more about the Accessible services, programs and resources available in Richmond, visit:
- Support for Individuals Living on Low Income – Information on low cost and no cost resources in Richmond, including fee subsidy programs that support participation in parks, cultural, sports and recreation programs.
- Support for Individuals Living with a Disability – Information on the programs, services, resources and opportunities available for persons living with disabilities in Richmond, including how to apply for the Recreation Access Card program.
- Employment Program for People with Disabilities – Information on the City’s employment program that incorporates modified recruiting and hiring practices to reduce barriers that can exist for people with disabilities applying for employment with the City of Richmond.
- Accessibility in the City – Includes resources to help promote enhanced accessibility of the built environment, including the City’s Enhanced Accessibility Design Guidelines.
2017 Accessible Cities Award
The City of Richmond is one of three municipalities across Canada to receive the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessible Cities Award for 2017. This award recognizes municipalities that are leaders in planning accessibility into their built environments and encouraging their communities to be more inclusive. The Richmond Olympic Oval is also recognized in the Award’s Circle of Excellence as a ‘best in class’ example of accessible and inclusive community places or spaces.
Acting Accessibility Coordinator
Community Social Development