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 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.

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.

Accessibility is what I’ve been fighting for my entire life

July 12, 2018

Laetitia Mfamobani is a professional woman with degrees in mathematics and political science. She’s also blind.

Aiming to Become Canada’s Most Accessible Neighbourhood: CNIB’s BlindSquare Enabled Project

May 14, 2018

Imagine walking down the street in your community without being able to see what stores or restaurants are available.

A garden for everyone: Common Roots Urban Farm, Halifax, NS

February 6, 2018

Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF) is a community oasis in bustling downtown Halifax.

Ambassador Spotlight: Kuen Tang

October 2, 2017

Read this post in French.

Meet RHF’s 2017 Difference Makers of the Year!

August 21, 2017

Read blog post in French.

Ambassador Spotlight: Trent Seymour

July 10, 2017

At this year’s Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, RHF Ambassador Trent Seymour spoke to the power of perseverance.

Learning to change the world, one small action at a time

June 5, 2017

Rick Hansen has said, “I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me.” I think that his statement epitomizes the determination and drive he has put towards making our country more ac

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