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Accessible trick or treat signs available at The Home Depot
An accessible trick or treating sign, available at Home Depot locations across Canada, excluding Quebec. (Supplied photo)

In 2018, ReMax helped introduce the Accessible Trick or Treating program for Canadian children and youth living with accessibility issues. For many of those children, everyday activities, let alone trick or treating, can be a daunting task.

"Kids with accessibility issues can be discouraged at the prospect of being left at the curb – literally, as their siblings and friends easily maneuver up staircases, through narrow pathways and past crowded front entrances," says ReMax on its website.

The program allows homeowners to let trick-or-treaters know if a home is accessible, with a sign on their front lawn. By placing the sign, homeowners pledge to make their property accessible by handing out treats from the garage or the foot of the driveway.

Piloted in Ontario last year, the program saw more than 2,000 signs distributed by RE/MAX agents across their local communities.

This year, the agency has expanded the program across Canada to help the 400,000 children living with accessibility issues enjoy Halloween. The company has committed to printing more than 20,000 signs.

Treat Accessibly, along with RE/MAX, has also partnered with The Home Depot Canada as the official distribution point for the signs. Signs are be available for free at all 160 Home Depot Canada locations across Canada, excluding Quebec.