Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation
Is a registered not-for-profit organization, dedicated to making the City of Richmond Hill a more accessible, barrier free community for persons with disabilities. Their most sought after program, provides funding towards the purchase of Assistive Devices geared to an active lifestyle. Their Subsidized Gym Membership program is a unique partnership between RH Mobility and the City of Richmond Hill Parks and Recreation Department. Together they offer community members living with a disability a 6-month renewable fitness membership to the City's Recreation Centres. RH Mobility also provides funds for children with special needs to enjoy a community that fosters play by funding on an annual basis, to programs such as the City of Richmond Hill's inclusive Summer Day Camp Program towards the purchase of adaptive toys. In the past, RH Mobility and the City of Richmond Hill initiated the Crosby Park Redevelopment Project, a first of its kind in Ontario, providing a fully accessible playground for children with special needs. It has brought a countless number of children many hours of fun.
“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 City 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:
The Disabled Parking By-Law Reserve Fund (refer to our By-laws).
Organized Bingo proceeds at Bingo World Richmond Hill.
individual donations (please click on the donations button at the top of this website)
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.