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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

Meet Darby Lee Young, Accessibility Strategist and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Meet Darby Lee Young, Accessibility Strategist and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Darby Lee Young was born with cerebral palsy and a disregard for the barriers she encounters today.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston
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

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

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Rick Hansen Foundation

The @jooayapp links children with disabilities to sport and leisure activities in their area! https://t.co/799mvNPdUs
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Add to your skills and become a qualified expert in a growing field. Learn about #UniversalDesign and meaningful access at the RHFAC Assessor course at @sait next week. https://t.co/q9bElp2Oia
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Rick Hansen Foundation

Today on @at_banter, an assertive technology podcast, Rick Hansen talks (and banters!) about accessibility with the hosts Rob Mineault, Steve Barclay and Ryan Fleury. Tune in here: https://t.co/XXdXfdrDag

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