What is the RHF Youth Leadership Summit?

Applications are now closed. The Rick Hansen Foundation is dedicated to developing a generation of youth that champion accessibility, diversity and inclusion. As part of the Access4All initiative, and to help encourage this generation, RHF will be hosting a three-day Youth Leadership Summit on May 20-22, 2017 in Ottawa.

The Summit will bring together 50 young leaders – with and without disabilities – from across the country to participate in activities focusing on accessibility and inclusion for people with physical disabilities.

The Summit will be led by Rick Hansen and include a special line-up of activities including:

  • Inspirational presentations from Rick and other government, community, and corporate leaders;
  • Special events and exclusive tours of iconic Canadian venues in Ottawa; and
  • Hands-on workshops on accessibility and inclusion.

The Summit will not only recognize young leaders who have demonstrated leadership and passion for improving accessibility and inclusion in their school or community, but also provide leadership training to further develop the next generation of champions for people with disabilities.