About CAN

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Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) is a grassroots non-profit provincial organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

CAN works to support full inclusion within communities, to improve access to information for people with disabilities and their support systems, and to work towards creating barrier-free communities. CAN’s website contains a multitude of information including two disability awareness clips, a word of mouth page with links and information that can be beneficial to those with disabilities, an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Database for BC. a transportation page and a universal design page.

CAN is funded through membership dues, donations and our three core services:
• Presentations (conferences, business meetings, etc.)
• Disability Awareness Seminars
• Accessibility Audits (creating and delivering)

To utilize any of CAN’s services contact us by email at info@canbc.org or by phone at 604.437.7331

The following organizations and businesses are examples of those that have used the services of Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods: TransLink, The Rick Hansen Foundation, Canadian Centre of Disability Studies, YVR, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), Legacies 2010, BC Games, BC Disability Games, City of Burnaby, City of Vancouver, CitizenU, SPARC, TAO (Tetra Ability Opportunities), Picture This Film Festival.

The following are examples of conferences at which Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods has created and delivered Presentations: Walk21, Canadian Urban Transit Association Connecting Communities Youth Summit, ProMOTION Plus Women in Sport Leadership, SPARC Access Awareness Day, UN World Urban Forum.