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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

Meet Patrick White:  Accessibility Champion

Meet Patrick White: Accessibility Champion

Four years ago Patrick pivoted dramatically from a career in technical sales to architecture. “The older I got, the more I wanted to use my career to make a difference,” he says.
Madeline Barber By Madeline Barber
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

@RickHansenFdn on Twitter

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@paulvienneau1 Yes! You can transform your little piece of it! 💥 #Access4All
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Rick Hansen Foundation

It's important that we ask ourselves this question about entire communities! Would a blind person be able to navigate the space? Is a deaf person considered in the emergency alarms? Thanks for sharing! https://t.co/2KWBOmg9wA
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Rick Hansen Foundation

It's important to make your voice heard! https://t.co/rOmm4pWJUf

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