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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

From Where I Sit: Five Traits of a Meaningfully Accessible Building

From Where I Sit: Five Traits of a Meaningfully Accessible Building

One of the most common misconceptions I encounter when discussing accessibility is ‘I’m already accessible, because my building meets code’.
September Reading List: Representation in the Arts

September Reading List: Representation in the Arts

It’s time for our quarterly reading list. This fall, we have curated a list of articles about representation and empowerment.

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Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Inclusive play-spaces can help children forge meaningful connections and improve quality of life. Learn what one elementary school is doing to create an accessible playground with the help of a Barrier Buster grant! https://t.co/vMqpboXtjz
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Darby is a true difference maker, championing inclusion and meaningful access with her work as an accessibility strategist. Congratulations on winning Canada’s Top 40 under 40 award, it’s a well deserved honour! #CANTop40under40 https://t.co/9Udxv1itZD
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Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @rhinstitute: Rick Hansen gives another inspiring speech this time to participants at #W2W18. Take home message: we’re all in this together. ⁦@U2FP_W2W⁩ ⁦@RickHansenFdnhttps://t.co/ViLooOhW0Q

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