Rick Hansen is the Founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation and a passionate supporter of people with disabilities in Canada. Rick is best known as the “Man In Motion” for his epic 26-month, 34 country, 40,000 km wheelchair trip around the world to prove the potential of people with disabilities and raise funds for spinal cord injury research.

Since the end of the Man In Motion World Tour in 1987, Rick has dedicated his life to creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all by removing barriers for people with disabilities through the Rick Hansen Foundation. Rick and his team at the Foundation are dedicated to raising awareness, changing attitudes, helping create accessible spaces, and liberating the amazing potential of people with disabilities.

Want to know more about Rick?

Learn about his personal story, explore the Man In Motion Word Tour archive, find out about his special awards and honours, and discover his inspiration and motivation below.

Man In Motion World Tour

Man In Motion World Tour

With nothing but a vision, a trailer, and passionate team of supporters, Rick set out on a journey that would make history.

Rick's Story

A look at Rick’s personal life story, significant milestones and professional achievements.

Awards & Honours

Rick is a celebrated Paralympian, Sports Hall of Famer and a Companion of the Order of Canada.

A Conversation with Rick

A special conversation with Rick about his life, inspiration and motivation.

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