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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

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
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

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An attendee's perspective on the 'Working 2 Walk" Science and Advocacy Symposium from @rhinstitute #LivingWithSCI #SCI https://t.co/CxCH7uexj5
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What drives this wheelchair basketball #Paralympic athlete? @EricaGavel shares her ambitions in this @RoadToPossible Talkie series: https://t.co/twTS1rZmIQ
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Rick Hansen Foundation

This research assistant volunteered for a study which uses hot peppers as a tool to help researchers understand more about neuropathic pain, something many people with spinal cord injuries live with. #SCI #LivingWithPain @VCHResearch https://t.co/OXotPgg9q4

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