The Man in Motion wants to celebrate Canada’s 150th with the gift of accessibility.
Rick Hansen says ever since his Man in Motion tour in the 1980’s the goal has been to create a world that is accessible and inclusive for those with disabilities.
“One part is to create awareness that disability is a big deal and it affects almost everyone, and it’s getting more prevalent because of aging baby boomers. The second is to change attitudes from negative to positive that there’s great potential in people with disabilities in spite of their challenges.”
Hansen explains why the ‘Access 4 All’ program is geared at empowering youth to make changes to their world.
“It’s going to take a long period of time to be able to get to the goal by 2050 to make Canada accessible and inclusive and we truly need the next generation to the be at the bulkhead of that accelerated change.”
Grants up to $30 thousand are available to support those projects. You can learn more by clicking right here.