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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

Are you interested in working in #nonprofit, or are you passionate about #DisabilityRights ? We are hiring #CanadaSummerJobs students in almost every department this year! Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities. https://t.co/92K738IxSL
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @MSVU_Halifax: Rick Hansen of the @RickHansenFdn received an honorary degree from the Mount and delivered a powerful address during this morning's Convocation ceremony. #MSVUGrad2019 #MSVUProud https://t.co/WKa6PifjwR
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @WorkSafeBC: Our keynote speaker at the Health Care Professional Conference this year will be a Canadian icon and six-time Paralympic medalist, Rick Hansen. Learn more about the agenda and speakers for the conference on June 14th https://t.co/qDx4agnVyn @RickHansenFdn #HCPC19 https://t.co/EYabXQsSpI

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