You can help make Halloween accessible for everybody!
By displaying an Accessible Trick or Treating sign on your front lawn you are letting people know that your home is accessible for everybody trick-or-treating this Halloween and helping to raise awareness around accessibility issues. Check out some how to’s here.
Getting a sign couldn’t be easier. Simply visit any Home Depot Canada location (available at all The Home Depot Canada locations outside Quebec) to pick up your FREE sign. They will be located in The Home Depot’s Halloween section starting October 20th, 2019. Quantities are limited.
Treat Accessibly 2019 wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of RE/MAX Integra.
Where to Get Your Sign
Simply visit your local Home Depot Canada location (available at all The Home Depot Canada locations outside Quebec) starting October 20th, 2019 to pick up your FREE lawn sign. Quantities are limited.
Or, contact your local participating RE/MAX agent to get your FREE lawn sign.
The Home Depot Canada (all locations) will also be holding special workshops where you can learn how to build a single-step, temporary ramp in partnership with StopGap Foundation.
To learn more about the workshop at your local Home Depot Canada location here.
In 2017, a dad was putting Halloween pumpkins on the stairs leading to his front door. He saw a child using a wheelchair across the street and realized that this child wouldn’t be able to trick-or-treat at his home. That day, the Treat Accessibly program started at one home.
2017 - 1 Home in Toronto
2018 – 2,500 Homes across Ontario
2019 – 25,000 Homes across Canada
This Toronto dad, and his family, want to thank all the people at RE/MAX and The Home Depot Canada for making it possible to bring this story and 25,000 signs to homes across Canada.
Happy Halloween… Everybody,
Treat Accessibly Tips
Did you know that over 400,000 Canadian children and youth live with accessibility issues, making everyday activities a daunting task.
This includes trick-or-treating on Halloween, the one activity that many children look forward to each year.
Children with accessibility issues feel discouraged due to lack of accessible homes, particularly when siblings and friends can trick-or-treat on Halloween and they’re left behind.
You can help make Halloween accessible for everybody! Here are some tips on how you can make your home accessible:
FOR HOME OWNERS:
Place an Accessible Trick or Treating sign on your front lawn a few days before Halloween (get your Free sign at your local Home Depot, starting October 20th, 2019)
If possible, take stairs completely out of the process and create a trick-or-treating station on your driveway or out of your garage
Make sure the path to your trick-or-treating area is well lit
Refrain from the use of strobe lights
Move cars out of the driveway to allow better accessibility for trick-or-treaters
Make sure any pets are kept safely away from the front of the house
Please use the sign only on your personal property
Please ensure it does not obstruct visibility entering or exiting your driveway
Please plant the metal frame to maximum depth, defined when the base of the plastic sign reaches the ground