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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

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.
Madeline Barber By Madeline Barber
I can’t buy it if I can’t reach it: The importance of access to Canadian consumers

I can’t buy it if I can’t reach it: The importance of access to Canadian consumers

Picture two women shopping for the perfect dress for an event they are attending on the weekend. One of them suggests a new independent designer she’s heard good things about.
Alannah Johnston By Alannah Johnston

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

Rick Hansen Foundation
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

Thank you for your commitment to building a more inclusive community, Williams Lake! https://t.co/P3pdvfWPVy
Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

@VisionZeroCA @picardonhealth @claireneary @globeandmail @christinedobby @CanUrbanism @880CitiesOrg Thanks for sharing your story, @VisionZeroCA - we agree, an accessible community is an inclusive one!

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