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Rick Hansen on Canada's challenge to be completely accessible by 2050

'We're halfway on the ultramarathon of social change.'

December 01, 2017

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Canadian Paralympian and activist Rick Hansen discusses the importance of making Canada completely accessible for people of all abilities.  3:41
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Rick Hansen sees Canada's future.

A population where one in five Canadians are living with a disability. 


He doesn't see that as a barrier. Instead, he sees an opportunity to build a "minimum standard for a social safety net ...  where people with disabilities are truly equal in our society."

In this segment of Canada Is ... Hansen shares his vision for a road to complete accessibility.

Canada is ... is an online series produced in collaboration with Thought Café showcasing the many facets of Canadian identity. Leading figures in each field explore how their area relates to Canadian culture and capture a part of what it means to be Canadian.