Thank You to our Partners and Supporters
We are incredibly grateful to all of the funders, donors, supporters and partners committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities and creating a Canada where everyone can go everywhere. Here are some highlights of what we accomplished together in 2019/20.
#EveryoneEverywhere, a national campaign about the importance of accessibility, was launched in May 2019.
The words Everyone, Everywhere represent our vision of a Canada where everyone, regardless of physical ability, can access the places we live, work, learn, and play. With over 1.4 billion campaign impressions, research shows that Canadians are now more likely to:
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM program (RHFAC) continued to grow last year, with more RHFAC Professionals conducting ratings and the first online RHFAC Training course offered in partnership with PowerEd™ by Athabasca University.
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario will result in 250 free ratings in communities across the province. Since program launch, there have been:
Collaborating with Leaders in Accessibility
It’s important to unite Canada’s diverse disability community.
In 2019, RHF hosted the 5th annual Accessibility Leadership Forum and launched the Accessibility Professional Network to connect and bring resources to accessibility professionals across Canada. In October 2019 we hosted #APN2019, the first annual industry conference resulting in:
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program (RHFSP) empowers students of all ages to become accessibility and inclusion champions, and every year it impacts more students across Canada. In 2019/2020:
Investing in SCI
Your support has ensured we continue to improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) in partnership with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) and the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. Over the years, Praxis Spinal Cord Institute has contributed to: