Welcome to the Rick Hansen Foundation blog! We post regularly on a range of topics and issues in the disability and accessibility community.

Explore past posts to read personal experiences of disability, tips for how to improve accessibility in your community, what you can do to be more inclusive, and more.

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jenna Reed-Cote

April 5, 2019

Instead of playing kickball, Jenna would spend gym class reading Harry Potter in her elementary school’s office.

Meet Patrick White: Accessibility Champion

March 19, 2019

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.

Access for Eva at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse

February 20, 2019

Eva is an inspiring teenager. She’s active in her community, speaking out on issues that matter to her.

Brewing Accessibility with Cowbell Brewing

February 5, 2019

Community is a Family Tradition Family-owned Cowbell Brewing Co. in Blyth, Ontario, is about much more than beer.

I can’t buy it if I can’t reach it: The importance of access to Canadian consumers

January 22, 2019

Picture two women shopping for the perfect dress for an event they are attending on the weekend. One of them suggests a new independent designer she’s heard good things about.

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Ontario's Julie Sawchuk

January 15, 2019

When Julie Sawchuk is out in her small town of Blyth, Ontario, complete strangers often stop and thank her.

Celebrating 10 years: 10 life-changing initiatives from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

December 4, 2018

Ten years ago this November, the six story, 11,000 square metre Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (BSCC) opened its doors.

Meet Darby Lee Young, Accessibility Strategist and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner

November 14, 2018

Darby Lee Young was born with cerebral palsy and a disregard for the barriers she encounters today.

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2018 Newsletter

October 30, 2018

The latest updates on the programs at the Rick Hansen Foundation for Fall 2018.

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