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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

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2018 Newsletter

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2018 Newsletter

The latest updates on the programs at the Rick Hansen Foundation for Fall 2018.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston
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’.
Brad McCannell By Brad McCannell

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

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Rick Hansen Foundation

These kids look very excited about their new #accessible playground! https://t.co/h0gwkQZsXJ
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Today, I remember with gratitude the veterans who served our country and fought for our freedom. Paralympic sport & human rights for #PWD was advanced by returning veterans. They fought for others & themselves to be viewed as equals. – RH #RemembranceDay https://t.co/2zbKmlc8wG
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen had the chance to speak to the students of @BurnettBreakers about his story and his vision of an accessible Canada this week! #VancouverIsAwesome #Richmond #Motivation https://t.co/Iaceg1tMvz

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