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.

Announcing our first Access4All Barrier Buster grant recipient!

November 21, 2016

We’re happy to announce our first Access4All Barrier Buster grant recipient – Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg!

Ambassador Spotlight: Lorin MacDonald

November 14, 2016

Lorin MacDonald is a force of nature. By combining her law education with perseverance and unlimited optimism, she’s making Canada more accessible for people with disabilities.

How accessible is your city? Announcing the Accessible Cities Award!

November 4, 2016

Over the past few years, many cities across Canada have begun planning accessibility into their built environments and encouraging their communities to be more inclusive for people with disabilitie

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.  

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