In 1985, Rick Hansen set out on the Man in Motion World Tour; a 26 month, 34 country, 40,000 km wheelchair marathon. The Tour raised $26 million and changed the way people with disabilities were perceived. The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF), established in 1988, is part of its legacy. For over three decades, RHF has raised awareness, changed attitudes and funded spinal cord injury research and care.

Today, roughly one in five Canadians identify as having a disability, and that number is growing as our population ages. We’re working on breaking down one of the most fundamental barriers that people with disabilities still face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn and play.

Our Mission

To create and deliver innovative solutions that lead to a global movement to remove barriers and liberate the potential of people with disabilities.

Our Vision

An inclusive world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential.

Our Programs

Learn more about RHF programs and initiatives.

Leadership Team

Meet our senior leadership team.

Board Members and Committees

Meet RHF’s board of directors and committee members.


We support organizations, programs and ground breaking research that improves the lives of those living with a spinal cord injury. Learn more about our partners in SCI research and care.


See the donors who are helping make a difference.

Annual Reports

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Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Work With Us

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