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About the Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen with children at an event

Our Story

After the Man In Motion World Tour, Rick established the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) to continue raising funds and awareness to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The Foundation has now raised more than $300 million towards removing barriers and finding cures for paralysis after spinal cord injury. While this funding has made an incredible difference in the lives of people with disabilities, our work is not done. With your help we can continue creating a world that everyone has access to.

Our Dream

To create a world that is accessible to all.

Our Cause

The world is not accessible or barrier free for the 1.3 billion people living with disabilities – and the numbers are growing. Too many are prevented from fully participating in life, be it school, work, family or play due to lack of access and societal perceptions.

What We Do

We actively remove barriers to improve the lives of people with disabilities. We inspire experts to accelerate progress in prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injury. We work to raise both awareness and funds to support people with disabilities. Find our more about our work >

Our Program at a glance


Quality of life

We provide grants for equipment and assistance that improves the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.

World-leading research

At the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, we bring together experts to accelerate progress in prevention, care and cure of paralysis after spinal cord injury.

Education

Through the Rick Hansen School Program, we provide free resources to schools to raise awareness and support teaching about the potential of people with disabilities, accessibility and inclusion, and the power students have to make a difference in their communities.