We believe that by encouraging youth to take action on issues that matter to them, they can become leaders in creating an accessible, inclusive world. You can help inspire the next generation of Difference Makers by sharing Rick Hansen’s story and teaching about the importance of inclusion.
Start meaningful conversations about disability in your classroom or home by using our educational resources or by inviting one of our Ambassadors to speak. Continue the conversation by celebrating the students, teachers and community leaders who are making an impact with our annual Difference Maker Awards.
Our complete collection of resources provide tools for teachers and parents to help youth learn about disability, accessibility and inclusion as well as take action on issues that matter to them. Like Rick Hansen, they can become Difference Makers.
With a diversity of vision, hearing and mobility disabilities, the Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassadors create personal connections and challenge stereotypes through virtual presentations to your class, school or community group.
Difference Maker Awards
Nominate students and teachers who have made an impact in your community for the Difference Maker of the Year Award and meet our past winners.
Discover curriculum connections by province and territory, tips on strategies for an inclusive classroom, lesson planning for universal design, and more resources for the classroom.
How can we support your classroom’s journey to inclusion?
Get in touch with one of our team members for guidance on how our lessons and activities can help you create an inclusive, disability-aware classroom, and how to continue the conversation with youth on making a difference.