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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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Get rated for accessibility

Our accessibility certification program and training helps organizations improve their physical accessibility.

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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

Fall Reading List: Representation in the Arts

Fall 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

It’s time for our quarterly reading list. This fall, we have curated a collection of articles about #representation and #empowerment of people with disabilities in the arts. We are excited to share work from @MortuaryReport @Bartlettpoet and @Keah_Maria! https://t.co/tFXvWJmkeC
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@DawnChristineC Your years of work with the Rick Hansen Foundation have made an impact in schools across Canada! You are missed already!
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Vote for RHF in @GrantThorntonCA annual Campus Charity Challenge! The winning charity will receive a $10,000 donation, which means you can support us with the click of a button. Help make Canada #accessible to all! Vote daily here: https://t.co/urynPIRFqJ

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