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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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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

From Where I Sit: Five Traits of a Meaningfully Accessible Building

From Where I Sit: Five Traits of a Meaningfully Accessible Building

One of the most common misconceptions I encounter when discussing accessibility is ‘I’m already accessible, because my building meets code’.
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.

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

The scale of the man In Motion World Tour always blows us away when we stop to think about it. Love this lesson idea which measured the tour length as a way to study Canadian geography! #perseverance https://t.co/9KYq2u1j4H
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@Cindyannfinn @harmonymovement @LBPSB Thanks for sharing Cindy! We would love to hear how it went!
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association was able to make their stables more accessible with the help of a Barrier Buster grant! @FSTRA12 Learn more: https://t.co/a8aiYYObOr

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