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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

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

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Train to become an RHFAC Professional across the country! Now there are courses in Halifax, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. #AccessibleCanada #Access4All https://t.co/5NpNbwSCzB
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Did you know you can vote every day 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 Now: https://t.co/urynPIRFqJ
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@julie_neuf Did you know that this year we have courses open in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto? We would love to answer any questions you have about the program!

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