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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

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jenna Reed-Cote

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jenna Reed-Cote

Instead of playing kickball, Jenna would spend gym class reading Harry Potter in her elementary school’s office.
Madeline Barber By Madeline Barber
Meet Patrick White:  Accessibility Champion

Meet Patrick White: Accessibility Champion

Four years ago Patrick pivoted dramatically from a career in technical sales to architecture. “The older I got, the more I wanted to use my career to make a difference,” he says.
Madeline Barber By Madeline Barber

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

ICYMI: Rick Hansen about disability rights and the United Nations sustainable development | CTV News https://t.co/bcUsKycnSL
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen to be among honorary degree recipients at Mount Saint Vincent University https://t.co/muNtacswy5 via @HalifaxToday
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @stjohnxxiiices: 🎾🙏 💪 Yesterday, St. John XXII was so blessed to have a Canadian Tennis Olympian in Joel Dembe, who visited our school to speak to our students as part of the Rick Hansen Foundation. Thanks so much for coming to St. John XXIII! You truly are an inspiration. #Canada #respect https://t.co/aXqEWxUKYi

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