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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 …

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 …

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 …

The stop-start nature of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and what it means for Ontarians looking for an accessible province by 2025

Written by fellow accessibility advocate Dan Deering. “The AODA is faltering, it is now up to those that want to see a fully accessible and inclusive Ontario maintain pressure on the provincial institutions tasked with delivering it.” The uncertainty around councils, committees and public resource priorities that Doug Ford’s election win brought has now extended …