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Stantec’s Vancouver Office Receives Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Global design firm the first in North America to receive certification

07/02/2019 Vancouver, BC TSX, NYSE:STN

Stantec’s Vancouver office has officially achieved Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC). Meeting this standard demonstrates Stantec’s leadership in designing the built environment to remove barriers and liberate the potential of people with disabilities.

Receiving Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification is a proud achievement and a significant milestone for our Company, and furthers our valued partnership with the Rick Hansen Foundation. At Stantec, we are proud to not only apply accessible design to our own office, but also share that important perspective with our clients.

Stantec’s Vancouver office features several accessible features including:

  • Accessible entrance, featuring wheelchair ramps
  • Wide corridors and hallways
  • Elevators with bright signage and design, increasing wayfinding features for visually impaired employees and guests
  • Refuge areas for persons with disabilities to safely exit in case of emergency

Championing accessible design, Stantec will be exploring additional office certification and has one designated RHFAC Professional within Stantec’s Buildings team.

“I am thrilled Stantec has achieved RHF Accessibility Certification for their Vancouver office. I want to congratulate the entire team for their commitment to accessibility,” says Rick Hansen, founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation. “It is my hope that Stantec’s leadership will inspire other architects and firms across the country to follow suit, and put meaningful access at the forefront of their designs. When we ensure all people can go all places, we create a stronger, more equitable Canada.”

About the Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) was established in 1988, following the completion of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour. For over 30 years, RHF has worked to raise awareness, change attitudes, and remove barriers for people with disabilities. Over 1,200 buildings have been rated through the RHF Accessibility CertificationTM program to-date. Visit to learn more.

About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mindWe care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. 

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Stantec Media Relations
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Rick Hansen, Doramy Ehling (RH Foundation CEO), Stanis Smith

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