About the Rick Hansen Foundation
Creating A World Without Barriers
The Rick Hansen Foundation was established in 1988, following the completion of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, to continue raising funds and awareness to create a world without barriers for people with disabilities.
Over nearly 30 years, we have worked diligently to achieve real change through collaboration, partnerships and teamwork, inspired by Rick Hansen's original dream to liberate the amazing potential of people with disabilities. While we have made great strides towards creating an accessible and inclusive world, our work is not yet done. Join our global movement to ensure that everyone has an equal chance at participating fully in life.
What We Do
We break down barriers for people with disabilities by changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and inspiring an inclusive society. Find out more about our work >
An inclusive world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential.
To inspire leaders, influencers, and the public to join Rick Hansen in creating a global movement to remove barriers in the built environment and thereby liberate the potential of people living with disabilities.
Today, there are 3.8 million Canadians, and more than 1.3 billion people globally, living with some form of a disability - and the numbers are growing. Around the world, people with disabilities not only face physical barriers but also attitudinal, social and economic barriers that limit their full participation in life.