Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians have a disability and that number will rise to 1 in 5 by 2036?
It's time to think differently about disability.
Today, there are more than 3.8 million Canadians with some form of a disability, and the numbers are growing. In Canada, and all around the world, people with disabilities face social, attitudinal, and physical barriers.
Since 1988, the Rick Hansen Foundation team has been actively improving the lives of people with disabilities by creating awareness, changing attitudes, and breaking down barriers. Our goal is to create an inclusive world where people with disabilities can reach their full potential.
How do we do that? By creating or supporting a number of important awareness, accessibility, and research programs and initiatives.