Launched Today: Visitability Canada


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Visitability is a family value. It is a choice to allow the participation of family members who may have limited mobility and to welcome neighbors and guests with ambulatory disabilities. As this particular outgrowth of Universal Design spreads so do resources like Visitability Canada.

The purpose and long-term outcome of this project is to determine the impact of Visitability on communities. This project will be a major step forward in creating inclusive and livable communities.

The project focuses on Canada to discover where Visitability initiatives are taking place and what factors are facilitating its growth or are creating barriers to implementation.

Project Goals

* To create a first time ever baseline assessment and data base of the state of Visitability in Canada
* To host a first time ever Think Tank meeting on Visitability in Canada
* To develop a website that will provide best practices, information, and advice on designing Visitable homes in Canada
* Establishment of a network of people interested in developing Visitable housing and communities across Canada

Project Timeline: August 1, 2006 to August 1, 2007

Project Funding: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Government of Manitoba, Department of Housing and Family Services

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