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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

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.
The Sound Of Silence

The Sound Of Silence

For as far back as I can remember, I have always had difficulty hearing. In school I’d be sitting in a classroom, trying to follow what was happening.

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

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Rick Hansen Foundation

RT @go2HR: Is your operation inclusive and mindful of guests/employees with disabilities? @coasthotels Coal Harbour is leading by example by becoming the 1st hotel in #Vancouver to achieve the @RickHansenFdn Accessibility Certification: https://t.co/NlgSYN1241 #DisabilityEmploymentMonth https://t.co/1BrTGuXJRG
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Have you checked out the September edition of our quarterly reading list? Discover articles about #representation for #pwd in the arts, from #ScienceFiction to #Fashion https://t.co/EJ3zMspyUo
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@briantorrance @EverActiveAB Hi Brian! Yes, it is. You can learn more about our Ambassador program on our website linked here. You can use our site to book Ambassadors, and browse their bios by province. Let us know if you have any other questions! https://t.co/uYXRCWmsF5

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