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Trez Anderson using his environmental control unit
The Rick Hansen Foundation’s Quality of Life Grant Program helps break down physical barriers to accessibility and provides greater independence and increased self-esteem for thousands of Canadians living with a disability. Find out how it changed Trez's life. Read more>
Darryl Tait has always been an athlete and extreme sports enthusiast. Fresh out of high school, he was pursuing a career in freestyle snowmobiling until one day when his snowmobile fell on top of him, crushing his spinal cord. Find out how Darryl moved on and is living life to its fullest... Read more>
Each year, the Rick Hansen Difference Maker of the Year award recognizes a Canadian student who has followed in Rick’s footsteps by overcoming adversity to make an outstanding contribution to his or her community. Hayden Kalelest of Williams Lake, B.C. is our 2016 Difference Maker!
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When someone has a physical disability, there are supports in our healthcare system. But when a partner becomes a caregiver, there are fewer resources available. Here are some self-care tips for partner caregivers. Read more>
Imagine not being able to work because you can’t enter an office building, use a standard desk, or see or read a computer screen. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence for many people with disabilities.
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