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.
To create and deliver innovative solutions that lead to a global movement to remove barriers and liberate the potential of people with disabilities.
An inclusive world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential.
2021-23 Strategic Plan
This plan ensures we will emerge stronger in our ability to remove barriers, accelerate change and fuel the movement to create a world for everyone, everywhere.