Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador Program

The Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador Program engages people with disabilities, including those with mobility or vision challenges and those who are Deaf or hard of hearing, to share their stories in order to raise awareness about the many barriers they face and how we can all work together to overcome those barriers. Our team recruits and trains Ambassadors, as well as coordinates and schedules requests for Ambassador presentations.

Established in 2002, today we are proud to have Ambassadors across Canada, from Vancouver to St. John's.

Ambassadors are an enthusiastic network of people from diverse backgrounds who are leaders in their communities. They speak locally at public and private events, representing the Rick Hansen Foundation.

By sharing a personal story, an Ambassador's presentation sends a powerful message about the positive impact that accessibility and inclusion have on the lives of people with disabilities. Ambassador presentations start meaningful dialogues about what can be done to ensure everyone, regardless of ability, is able to participate fully where they live, work, and play.

Ambassadors help their audience understand our shared responsibility to make society more accessible and inclusive, and inspire action towards removing barriers in their own communities.

Ambassador Spotlight

Ambassador Spotlight: Michael Saunders

Meet Michael Saunders, a charismatic athlete and youth leader, who's excited to share his story with others and encourage people to make Canada more accessible and inclusive.