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Volunteer FAQ

Considering volunteering at StopGap Foundation? We’d love to have you! During National Volunteer Week 2024, we put together a list of frequently asked questions about volunteering: What’s the time commitment like? We know you’re busy! That’s why the time commitment we ask for is super flexible. We have a roster system for our volunteers, so …

Spotlight on Community: Accessible Playgrounds Ontario

All kids deserve the right to play. But for kids with disabilities and their parents and caregivers, it’s not always easy to find accessible options. That’s why Accessible Playgrounds Ontario was created. Started by Julie Grant, Accessible Playgrounds Ontario catalogues over 300 accessible playgrounds across the province. Parents can use the interactive map by clicking …

Thanks for your support of Ramp Up 2023!

We’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude for all the wonderful people who made Ramp Up 2023 the success that it was! ‍‍Thank you to the amazing artists who donated their time and skills to create 24 beautiful art ramps. Ramp Up wouldn’t be possible without you: Logan Anderson, Dave Bagley, Despina …

IDPwD: Highlighting Ben Clement and Every Day Stories

In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we would like to spotlight Ben Clement, a Toronto-born actor and artist educator. Ben has been honoured to be part of a 10-month fellowship called Sprout Ideas Fellowship for young social innovators. Through the fellowship, Ben has been working on the creation of a play based on …

Ramp Up 2023: Our 7th Annual Fundraiser

Ramp Up 2023 is here! Our beloved fundraiser returns for its 7th year, taking place between December 4 to 8, 2023. Ramp Up 2023 will follow a similar format to last year, with an online art auction featuring 24 incredibly talented local artists: Logan Anderson Dave Bagley Despina Chaskari Marg Cresswell Cherie Daly Emma Ducharme …

We’re hiring for a Development and Communications Coordinator!

Job Title: Development and Communications Coordinator Location: Virtual and occasionally on-site at 192 Spadina Ave. in Toronto, Canada Application Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2023 Start Date: Monday, January 8, 2023   About StopGap Foundation: StopGap Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated to creating a world where every person can access every space. Our mission …

Is Your StopGap Ramp Worn Out? Check Out Our Repainting And Replacement Program!

Over the summer, we have been continuing our awareness-raising work and helping to create barrier-free spaces with each new ramp we deliver. In addition to building new ramps, we’ve partnered with our friends at The Daniels Corporation and launched a Ramp Repainting and Replacement Program for GTA ramp owners. Thanks to Daniels’ support, we’ve got …

Ramp Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Ramp And Use It Safely

StopGap ramps are intended to be used on an “as-needed” basis to increase the accessibility of eligible single-stepped locations.  Here’s a list of things to keep in mind for safe ramp usage: When in use, ramps should be level and flush against the step with no gaps between the ramp and step. When deployed, ramps …

We’re hiring for a summer position!

Location: Toronto, ON. This will be a hybrid position and will include a mix of in-person and online work. Duration: A 4-month contract from June 1st to September 30th, 2023 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 …