March 10, 2016 – Dr. Bernie Bressler, Board Chair, is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Jeff Charpentier, to the board of directors for the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). He was appointed on Tuesday, March 1 during the quarterly board meeting held at RHI.
This February, RHI CEO Bill Barrable visited two Ontario sites to celebrate their respective achievements with meeting accreditation standards.
January 25, 2016 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) today embark on a unique opportunity to combine best practices to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada and China.
In the summer of 2015, Rick Hansen, CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, pledged his support for Barrier-Free Canada, an initiative that is advocating for the government to enact a new piece of legislation called the Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA). The CDA would apply to all persons in Canada with disabilities whether visible or invisible, and whether temporary or permanent. The CDA will ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity for all Canadians with disabilities, allowing them to live to their full potential.