Posts from Luke

Posts from May 2020

A graphic illustration of a video call with Rampman and 4 ramp rangers. The text reads: RAMPMAN: HEY TEAM! WE'RE GOING TO BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AND PUT OUR PROGRAMMING ON PAUSE. WE'LL FIRE THINGS UP AGAIN WHEN THIS STORM LIFTS!

On Pause for Spring & Summer

We are taking a pause. Since StopGap Foundation was co-founded in 2013, we’ve consistently been growing and increasing our impact. 2019 was a huge year for StopGap and we were headed along an upwards trajectory in the first few months of 2020 with increased staffing, dedication towards process improvement and impact measurement. Then we entered …

Junior Designer – 2019 Summer Internship Position

Applications are now closed. If you are looking for our Summer 2020 posting, stay tuned to https://stopgap.ca/blog/ as this is where we’ll put up the Internship position posting in late April, 2020. ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING OUR WORLD A MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE PLACE FOR EVERYONE? StopGap Foundation is looking for a rockstar student …

L.A. Mood StopGap ramp

Ramp Up 2015!

We are proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for our very first fund-raising event called Ramp Up 2015! Our friends at Brightworks will be hosting the event on May 29th in their beautiful newly renovated space at 100 Broadview Ave. in Toronto! This is an event that you will not want to …

Great news from Halifax!

Organizers of the Halifax Community Ramp Project are gearing up to deliver more than a dozen new ramps this week and expect to build more than 40 ramps for local businesses! This is incredible news! Here is a recent article about the Halifax Community Ramp Project: http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1300057/new-community-ramps-hope-to-improve-accessibility-for-wheelchair-users-in-halifax/# Stories like this have been instrumental in inspiring …

Agents of Change and a Call for Help… We Need Some Cash!

We have some incredibly exciting news to share! Together with 10 other amazing organizations we will be enrolled in the Center for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change program at CSI’s Spadina location here in Toronto! This is a huge opportunity that will allow us to set up shop in the centre and surround ourselves with …

luke out front of a store with a new blue ramp and store staff smiling in the doorway

Signs Restaurant Ramp Saga!

Exciting times in awareness raising land! There is SO much buzz going on right now about the initiative and the need for increased accessibility in our communities. Along with the newspaper articles that have been published about the city’s orders to remove the Signs Restaurant ramp I just wanted to add some updates and view …

Signs Restaurant Modular Ramp Masterpiece

After much toiling and fussing we managed to pull together this beauty. The ramp is a four piece modular system that can be taken apart and deployed fairly easily. The railings are removable and came together amazingly! We like to call them Braille-ings because the name of the restaurant and StopGap is written in braille …

The Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Community Ramp Project!

Today we are sending huge congratulations out to Meagan MacKenzie and her group of incredible volunteers who successfully launched their Community Ramp Project this past week in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island! We couldn’t be happier to learn that the Community Ramp Project has landed on the east coast! This news makes it official that we …

The Hamilton Community Ramp Project

Today we’d like to congratulate Fraser O’Neill and celebrate all of his efforts in taking on a Community Ramp Project in Hamilton! Here are some pictures of Fraser and the first ramp that will no doubt create conversation, raise awareness, and help remove barriers in Hamilton!