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When Social Distancing is Impossible: Health and safety strategies for people with disabilities

*This article was originally published in See Change – The Magazine of Social Entrepreneurship. Luke Anderson, social entrepreneur and executive director of StopGap Foundation requires assistance with everyday tasks. As a wheelchair user, Anderson depends on others to help with brushing his teeth, toileting, and getting in and out of bed. All of these responsibilities require a …

2 sets of 2 clear cups, meant to be like old fashion 'cup phones' each encasing a person. A person sitting on a chair waves at person standing in running gear and a person standing waves at a person seated in a wheelchair. The illustrator's name, Gracia Lam, is written below

Checking In: ‘Physical Distancing’ over ‘Social Distancing’

Hi community! Last week Luke sent a ‘Checking In’ message to our volunteers and newsletter subscribers conveying that our School Project and Team Building programming is on hold until further notice, but our Ramp Requests are still being processed (with extended/ uncertain turnover timelines). We continue to hold all of you in our thoughts, with …

Ramping Down The Risk

We are finding ourselves in an uncertain world where access is limited for everyone, and we thank you for all you are doing to ramp down the risk (#flattenthecurve) and keep yourselves and your community safe from the COVID-19 virus. As you likely know, this includes washing your hands with soap for at least 20 …

Welcome Adrianna!

A warm welcome to the newest member of our team, Adrianna Couto! She’s joined us as our part-time Administrative Coordinator, and is the new face behind our Request a Ramp program. Adrianna’s been getting up to speed on all our processes and is looking forward to diving in to communicating with ramp requesters as soon …

Hiring: Part Time Administrative Coordinator

Applications are now closed. Good luck to those who applied, and we look forward to announcing to our community who our successful candidate is in February.   ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING OUR WORLD A MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE PLACE FOR EVERYONE? StopGap Foundation is looking for a Part-Time Administrative Coordinator to support and eventually …

Gifts and products that support our work!

Hello StopGap Superfans! We’ve got lots of fun, colourful merchandise available to support our work with gifts for yourself or your community. If you’re interested in coming by our headquarters in downtown Toronto to pick up some goodies or getting something sent to you please check out our online store!   Each purchase of a …

Toyota Canada has invested $100k into StopGap!

MEDIA RELEASE Toyota Canada announces partnership with StopGap, $100,000 investment (Toronto, November 22, 2019) Last night, StopGap Foundation announced a new national partnership with Toyota Canada at StopGap’s big annual fundraising event. A $100,000 donation from the company will support the development and growth of StopGap’s School Project. The partnership will ultimately contribute to the …

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 …

3 Benefits of Access Ramps for Your Business

In 2012, 1% of the total Canadian population used a wheeled mobility device. This may not sound like a lot, but this percentage doesn’t even begin to account for the people who use canes, walkers, push strollers or delivery carts, or have other mobility-related challenges. Imagine what this number would be if you included everyone …