Chief Executive Officer of Accessibility Standards Canada
For the past seven years, Philip Rizcallah has led teams at the National Research Council of Canada as Program Director, and prior to that as Director for the Building Regulations Resource Unit.
Known for his ability to effectively and efficiently manage programs consisting of multidisciplinary teams, Mr. Rizcallah has led strategic project proposals, secured financial commitments and built teams to execute these projects. He has developed and leveraged client relationships with many strategic government and construction industry partners including Canadian accessibility groups.
As a key player of the Regulatory Reconciliation Cooperation Table (RCT), and federal representative of the Federal Provincial Territorial Working Group, he worked to align National Codes in the country, introduce freely accessible codes and contributed to the development of the ongoing RCT Agreement, which will be key in harmonizing accessibility requirements across Canada.
As a Resource Director, Mr. Rizcallah's responsibilities included Codes Canada, which covers accessibility requirements for buildings.
A registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Mr. Rizcallah holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Technical University of Nova Scotia) and a Bachelor of Science, Honours Mathematics (Dalhousie University).
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