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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

Access for Eva at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse

Access for Eva at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse

Eva is an inspiring teenager. She’s active in her community, speaking out on issues that matter to her.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston
Brewing Accessibility with Cowbell Brewing

Brewing Accessibility with Cowbell Brewing

Community is a Family Tradition Family-owned Cowbell Brewing Co. in Blyth, Ontario, is about much more than beer.
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@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

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Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @MsBrooksWRDSB: Hello @RickHansenFdn - we are a Grade 5 class in Kitchener, ON who read "Boy in Motion: Rick Hansen's Story" today. These are some character traits that we thought Rick showed throughout this life. We also watched a clip of him speaking at WE Day. We find Rick inspiring! https://t.co/HRSdrX7tEn
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@MsBrooksWRDSB That's wonderful Ms. Brooks! Sounds like your class is full of difference makers. Have you explored all the free, bilingual curriculum resources we offer? 🙌 https://t.co/DArO1d8PY9
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Rick Hansen Foundation

@VahenKing Love this! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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