Our mobility and accessibility programs are dedicated to improving daily life and activities for those living with a disability
The Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation supports various programs and initiatives within our community to help people with disabilities achieve greater mobility through a barrier-free environment.
Being physically active contributes to a healthy lifestyle! Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation is proud to offer subsidized 6-month renewable gym memberships to persons with disabilities who live in Richmond Hill for a Fitness (studio only) or a Fitness Plus (includes pool use) membership, applicable to all of the community centres in Richmond Hill only.
RH Mobility has also funded accessible exercise equipment housed at the Ed Sackfield Fitness Center for residents to enjoy, including a MotoMed Arm and Leg Exerciser, and an Uppertone machine. RH Mobility has also funded change tables, lifts and water wheelchairs at other Richmond Hill Community Centers.
The financial burden caused by Assistive Devices can create challenging financial times for many families. RH Mobility designates a portion of funds to help subsidize mobility equipment that is geared towards an active lifestyle.
To apply for funding, please download the application process at: Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation ADP Application Guidelines PDF.
RH Mobility is currently working with the City of Richmond Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department to implement additional programs for persons with disabilities.
RH Mobility consistently works with the City of Richmond Hill to ensure that town facilities are leaders in accessibility. The following is from the City of Richmond Hill. http://RichmondHill.ca/Accessibility
Richmond Hill is committed to being an accessible, inclusive community for everyone. Yesterday, Council approved the City’s 2019 Accessibility Status Report that highlights progress made to date on its 2018-2022 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Of note, in 2019, the City: Made significant changes to its employee recruitment program to make the process more accessible to all; Provided automated access to accessible document templates for all staff; Piloted a new summer camp – Camp AdaptAbility – offering an opportunity for teens with disabilities to have an enjoyable camp experience in a specialized setting; Carefully considered accessibility needs in the design and construction of the Ed Sackfield Arena and Fitness Centre as well as the Oak Ridges Library
The City completed all deliverables planned for 2019. The report outlines the variety of activities and initiatives implemented to meet legislated requirements and provides programs and services that are more accessible to the community. The City’s accessibility work is guided by an 11 member citizen Accessibility Advisory Committee. The Committee met throughout the year to review site and construction plans for new and existing municipal facilities, provided comments on policies and procedures, and discussed opportunities to improve accessibility at the City for residents and visitors.
If you or anyone you know could benefit from one of our mobility programs, please contact us for more information.