Rick Hansen Foundation

Did you know that by 2036, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians will have a disability? One of the biggest barriers that people with disabilities face is a lack of physical access to places where we live, work and play.

Established in 1988 to continue Rick Hansen's dream of creating an accessible and inclusive world, the Rick Hansen Foundation has funded spinal cord injury research, raised awareness, and removed social and physical barriers to help people with disabilities live to their full potential. Our goal is to make Canada fully accessible.