Visitable Housing

VisitAble Housing Forum Report

Apr 7 2016

The forum we hosted on VisitAble Housing was attended by planners, builders, realtors, elected officials, advocates and consumers. All supported the concept and agree that everyone would benefit from this thoughtful and inclusive design. Explore and learn more about this concept that holds a promise to improve lives of many - view the videos of the presentations and accompanying slides. We posted a brief report from the afternoon workshop and would like to hear from you as well. 

VisitAble Housing Forum March 23rd

Mar 8 2016

Visitable Housing Forum 2016VisitAble Housing: From Concept to Reality - Join the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and the Kitchener-Waterloo VisitAble Housing Task Force in a panel presentation and/or breakaway group discussion on VisitAble housing as necessary to an inclusive community.

VisitAble Housing Article in The Record

Jul 21 2015

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The journey home can be stopped by a single set of stairs. Even just a few steps can amount to an insurmountable barrier for a new parent juggling groceries with a stroller, the athlete recovering from an ankle injury, or the grandparent wanting to visit family.

Enter: VisitAble Housing.

To read the article in full, see attached PDF or click here.

Submit a Testimonial

May 29 2015


Submit a Testimonial about VisitAble Housing

If you'd like your personal experience with (or without) VisitAble Housing to appear on our Testimonials page, simply answer the following questions and e-mail them to
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New VisitAble Housing Resources Available!

Apr 27 2015

Visitable Housing Brochure"Understanding Accessibility Features to Meet Housing Needs - A Guide for Real Estate Professionals & Home Seekers" is a checklist guide to help assess a home for the basic level of accessibility (VisitAbility) and additional accessibility features along the des

Benefits of VisitAble Housing

Feb 28 2015

On February 26th, members of the Kitchener-Waterloo VisitAble Housing Task Force met with real estate agents from Kitchener Waterloo Association of Realtors (KWAR) to discuss the benefits of VisitAble Housing in Waterloo Region. Great discussion focused on the spectrum of accessible housing design, and how building more VisitAble homes could impact our community for the better. For more information on VisitAble Housing, visit

VisitAble Housing Benefits Everybody

Sep 29 2014

The Visitability Project is a three-year national initiative that runs until March 2016 to increasing awareness of VisitAble Housing to buyers, builders, policy makers and other stakeholders. Kitchener-Waterloo Task Force led by the Social Planning Council  is one of the six teams across the country working to increase awareness, plans to develop a workshop and resource package for real estate agents about the benefits and selling features of VisitAble Housing. A checklist so agents can determine if a house they’re selling is VisitAble is also in the works. Read more from REM, Canada’s premier business publication for the real estate industry

VisitAble Housing Initiative In Kitchener-Waterloo

Jan 30 2014

Visitability Project - Collaborative Knowledge Building and Action for Visitable Housing In Canadian Cities has come to Kitchener-Waterloo. Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is the local coordinator of the KW Visitability Task Force and will be contributing its longstanding experience and mobilization of knowledge to support the initiative in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies. The first planning meeting of the Task Force is held on January 30th and launches a process that will unfold until September 2015.