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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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Get rated for accessibility

Our accessibility certification program and training helps organizations improve their physical accessibility.

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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

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.
The Sound Of Silence

The Sound Of Silence

For as far back as I can remember, I have always had difficulty hearing. In school I’d be sitting in a classroom, trying to follow what was happening.

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Are you an architect, engineer, urban planner, designer, or interested in #accessibility and #UniversalDesign in the built environment? The RHFAC professional designation can give you the knowledge and skills to rate buildings for meaningful access. https://t.co/4rIHGEmy5a
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

It’s time for our quarterly reading list. This fall, we have curated a collection of articles about #representation and #empowerment of people with disabilities in the arts. We are excited to share work from @MortuaryReport @Bartlettpoet and @Keah_Maria! https://t.co/tFXvWJmkeC

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