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Join our Teacher Advisory Committee

Attention K-8 educators with disabilities! After putting a pause on all of our work in elementary schools for the past two years, we are planning to relaunch our exciting School Project this September. In preparation for this relaunch, we are pulling together an advisory committee that will meet a few times over the summer to …

We’re Hiring! Check out our Summer Job Posting here.

Location: Toronto, ON. This will be a hybrid position and will include a mix of in-person and online work. Duration: A 3-month contract from mid-June to mid-September 2022 Number of Open Positions: 1 Who We Are StopGap Foundation raises awareness about the importance of accessibility and works towards creating a country where every person can …

StopGap selected for the Resilient Communities Fund from OTF!

StopGap Foundation would like to express our gratitude to the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for selecting our organization as a recipient of the Resilient Communities Fund. With this funding, our team has been working alongside an incredibly skilled consultant, Margo Mullin, to implement a CRM system. This new organizational system and technology will dramatically improve …

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Masked Communication: How to Support Individuals with Hearing Impairment During COVID-19

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-03/08/c_138855683.htm  StopGap Foundation is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free world.  While the primary focus has been on physical barriers, StopGap also advocates for barrier-free communication. In this new physically distanced world, keeping safe and minimizing transmission of COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind. Along with washing hands, keeping 2 meters apart (when possible), and minimizing non-essential …

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 …

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How to Improve Accessibility With Just Your Phone

As a person who uses a wheelchair, I can’t tell you the number of hours I have spent googling bars, restaurants, shops, and various venues in my city. Mind you, some of this time is spent eyeing a new restaurant menu – but the rest of the time is spent trying to find out if …

The Ramp Man Animated Storybook

In June of 2012, Luke Anderson’s sister surprised him with the most incredible gift ever – The Ramp Man Storybook! It was presented to Luke in the Summit Heights Public School gymnasium with the whole school. He was speechless and so happy that he started crying as a group of students sung their school’s theme song. We …