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.

Gallery: Toronto Pan AM Sports Centre

November 25, 2014

I was honoured to tour the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough today with the Hon.

7 Questions with RHF Ambassador Lonnie Bissonnette

November 24, 2014

Lonnie Bissonnette, an elite extreme athlete from Canada, is one of the world’s most prolific BASE jumpers.  Highly respected and admired by his peers and community at large, Lonnie was injured in

More than a coach: In honour of Tim Frick

October 24, 2014

To be a coach, you must be a leader, a mentor, a friend and, at times, a teacher of tough love.

HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

September 29, 2014

Hosted by Rick Hansen, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre in Vancouver on Sunday, Sept.

Speaking out for change: Deepi Leihl's story

September 1, 2014

Imagine not being able to go see a movie. Not because you’re busy, but because the theatre isn’t accessible.

Conversation with Patrick Chan

July 1, 2014

Rick Hansen recently got a chance to speak with world champion and Olympic silver medalist figure skater Patrick Chan

Why accessibility matters now more than ever

May 15, 2014

May 22 celebrates the 27th anniversary of the end of the original Man In Motion World Tour.

Conversation with George Stroumboulopoulos

May 1, 2014

Rick Hansen: You’ve interviewed people from around the world who have made a difference. Is there someone who stood out for you and why?

Conversation with David Suzuki

April 1, 2014

Rick Hansen recently sat down with science broadcaster and environmental activist, David Suzuki, to talk about overcoming challenges, leadership, making a difference and more.

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