Our Mobility Support Services Include:
Financial assistance for assistive devices
Subsidized gym memberships for persons with disabilities
Accessible gym equipment
Improving accessibility of local businesses
Supports the Richmond Hill inclusive summer day camp programs
Assisting Richmond Hill residents with a disability to live a more independent life
“Our mission is to provide the Richmond Hill Community with resources and leadership that would facilitate accessibility to all its citizens with disabilities. Richmond Hill Mobility’s ultimate goal is to ensure that through its efforts, the Town of Richmond Hill strives to be a barrier-free community.”
The Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation (RH Mobility) was formed in 1999, when a group of volunteers decided that Richmond Hill needed an accessible taxi van to help individuals with mobility impairments living within the City of Richmond Hill. Through different fundraising adventures, RH Mobility started to raise much-needed funds, and in doing so was able to assist with the purchase of two accessible vans. Although RH Mobility no longer provides a van service, the foundation decided to broaden the scope of their mandate to move beyond just transit services, and to achieve their goal of making Richmond Hill a barrier-free community, including subsidized gym memberships for the disabled, our Assistive Devices Program to ease financial pressures, and other community programs.
Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation (RH Mobility) has two main reliable sources of funding:
One source of funding is through the Disabled Parking By-Law Reserve Fund. For more information please refer to our By-laws.
The other reliable source of funding is through organized Bingo proceeds.
Through our funding we have started to break down accessibility barriers in and around our community in many ways to improve mobility for persons with disabilities.