Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C., six-time Paralympic medalist, is a Canadian icon best known as the “Man In Motion” for undertaking an epic 26 month, 40,000 km journey around the world in his wheelchair. He is the Founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation, an organization committed to creating a world without barriers for people with disabilities.
Through the power of his own story and the inspiration he’s found in others, Rick Hansen believes it is not what happens to you, but what you do with it that counts. Rick challenges audiences to check their own perceptions and question the barriers to success within themselves and their communities. With the Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick and his team raise awareness about accessibility, inclusion, and the potential of people with disabilities. Rick’s presentation will inspire you to identify and remove barriers in your building and see that everyone has the ability to make a difference. Anything is possible if you have the courage to try.
BOMA Canada is committed to creating a world without barriers through meaningful accessibility in the built environment – and supporting this, we are looking forward to welcoming Rick Hansen as the Keynote Speaker at BOMEX 2019 in St. John’s! In preparation for the conference, BOMA Canada has partnered with the Rick Hansen Foundation to invite BOMA Members to have their buildings rated for accessibility using the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. Come to BOMEX 2019 where you can learn about this exciting new certification and our new Accessibility Award. Have your building rated before August 1st and you will be personally congratulated by Rick during his Keynote and qualify for the new award!