Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2010 provided an opportunity to increase accessibility across British Columbia.
In the lead-up to the Games, 2010 Legacies Now, along with its partners, created accessible tourism programmes and resources. After the Games, the knowledge and assets created by these programmes were used as a basis for the creation of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) rating system. The system uses trained professionals to evaluate the level of accessibility of commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings and sites.
More than 1,200 buildings across Canada have been rated, and 752 have been RHFAC certified. This Olympic legacy continues to encourage the creation of inclusive spaces for all in the region.