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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 rates the meaningful accessibility of the built environment – the places where we live, work, learn and play.

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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 Ontario's Julie Sawchuk

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Ontario's Julie Sawchuk

When Julie Sawchuk is out in her small town of Blyth, Ontario, complete strangers often stop and thank her.
Madeline Barber By Madeline Barber
Celebrating 10 years: 10 life-changing initiatives from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Celebrating 10 years: 10 life-changing initiatives from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Ten years ago this November, the six story, 11,000 square metre Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (BSCC) opened its doors.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston

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Sunday morning reading: what implications will technology have on the accessibility and navigability of smart cities? https://t.co/6IER2c5EgR
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Friday means movie night! Instead of flipping through Netflix, consider browsing this archive of British films made about, by, and with people with disabilities. #Representation #inclusion #MovieNight #TGIF https://t.co/jF4tsAkYuq
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Rick Hansen Foundation

The #10YearChallenge has me reflecting on what we’ve done and what comes next. From the 2008 opening of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre to YVR becoming RHF Accessibility Certified Gold last month, I’m proud of our work, but I believe the best is yet to come. -RH https://t.co/Ot3KxuTPpK

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