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Creating a world without barriers

More than 3.8 million Canadians have some form of a disability, and the numbers are growing.

People with disabilities still face social, and physical barriers that stop them from being a part of their communities.

While we’ve made great strides towards creating an accessible and inclusive world, there’s still more work to be done.

Join us on our journey.

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“I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me.

I am driven by a deep passion and need to make a difference and leave this world a little better than when I arrived.

That's what keeps me going.”

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Accessible pathway in the built environment
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Get rated for accessibility

Our accessibility certification program rates the meaningful accessibility of the built environment – the places where we live, work, learn and play.

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Rick Hansen Ambassador teaching elementary students
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Creating the next generation of access champions

Our free School Program resources and Ambassador presentations help teach youth and communities about access and inclusion. 

Recent blog posts

Celebrating 10 years: 10 life-changing initiatives from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Celebrating 10 years: 10 life-changing initiatives from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Ten years ago this November, the six story, 11,000 square metre Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (BSCC) opened its doors.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston
Meet Darby Lee Young, Accessibility Strategist and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Meet Darby Lee Young, Accessibility Strategist and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Darby Lee Young was born with cerebral palsy and a disregard for the barriers she encounters today.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @daybreakalberta: Has it really been 30+ years since the Man In Motion Tour? Rick Hansen reflects on the impact of his life's work, what's still left to do, the joys of fishing, and his own pick for a motivational song. @RickHansenFdn @cbcbooks https://t.co/6yAP40gSg6 https://t.co/Vu1KWhFHhK
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @muzic_maestro: Nearing completion, this new pier parallels the shoreline, in downtown #Peachland for 400' and will be fully accessible. Paid for by many generous donors including @RickHansenFdn & @BCGovNews. Includes multiple berths wide enough for fishing Lake #Okanagan. https://t.co/sEGxJpTVRa
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @AccessEmployers: DYK: @yvrairport received the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the @RickHansenFdn #Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program? YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. Read more: https://t.co/5VhuZAPEj1 #IDPWD https://t.co/HzAEkM1Rql

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