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.

Who's in your Circle?

November 2, 2016

Can you take a few moments today to think about the people you know who are managing physical challenges?

5 essential travel items for a wheelchair user

October 24, 2016

We all have those 'can't live without' items for when we travel, right?

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2016 Newsletter

October 17, 2016

The latest updates on the programs at the Rick Hansen Foundation for Fall 2016.  

Accessibility and attitudes about disability in Canada

October 3, 2016

Accessibility. Inclusion. We hear these words all the time, but what do they really mean? And are we doing all we can to make Canada accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities?

Help bust barriers across Canada with the Access4All Program!

September 26, 2016

According to Statistics Canada, 3.8 million Canadian adu

Paralympic Round Up: Five of our favourite things from Rio2016

September 19, 2016

It's a wrap on the Rio2016 Paralympics! After 12 days of watching these elite para-athletes compete on a global stage, here are our five favourite things about Rio2016.  

Improving the lives of people with disabilities with Rick Hansen Foundation grants

September 12, 2016

The Rick Hansen Foundation’s Quality of Life Grant Program helps break down physical barriers to accessibility and provides greater independence and increased self-esteem for thousands of Canadian

Ambassador Spotlight: Darryl Tait

September 6, 2016

Darryl Tait has always been an athlete and extreme sports enthusiast. Fresh out of high school, he was pursuing a career in freestyle snowmobiling with the goal of competing in the X Games.

Announcing the Rick Hansen 2016 Difference Maker of the Year!

August 29, 2016

To read this story in French, see Programme Personnes qui font une diffé

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