Creating accessible Neighbourhoods logo

Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods

Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility. CAN recognizes that people with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions have multiple intersecting identities that affect their experiences and daily life. CAN represents and honours all identities by centering decolonization and using both an intersectional lens and disability justice framework.  CAN is dedicated to education, whether community members, government, businesses, organizations, and/or communities. Our material is adjustable to new learners or more experienced audiences and delivered in a variety of ways. We deliver workshops, including: Breaking Barriers, Crip Kindness, Disability Awareness, Disability Justice, Gender + Sexuality, Imposter Syndrome, and Queer + Trans History (BC and Canada). We do presentations for conferences, speak on panels, and participate on committees for a number of issues: accessibility, academic and/or medical ableism, disability awareness, streetscapes, transportation, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, and privileges and oppressions.  CAN does consultation work, engaging collaboratively to find creative solutions to, and educate about, barriers within communities. Projects include: accessibility, transportation, advocacy, empowerment, disability awareness, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ (Queer) issues, disability justice, and more.  Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods empowers people with disabilities, builds community, enables people to advocate for themselves and others, celebrates diversity, and amplifies lived experience.


Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.

Concussion Awareness Training Tool

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources addressing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Good concussion management may decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues.

Easter Seals Canada

The Access 2 card is for people of all ages and types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person at hundreds of participating entertainment, cultural and recreational venues across Canada. The Access 2 cardholder (the individual with a permanent disability) presents the Access 2 card to a venue. The Access 2 cardholder pays regular admission price and their support person receives 1 FREE or discounted admission.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance, and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is the only national charity offering information and support to patients affected by any kind of brain tumour – be it cancerous, non-malignant or metastases.  The organization funds ground-breaking research across North America and, since 1982, has dedicated over $8.2 million to finding a cure and improving treatment for brain tumour survivors.  We also provide vital programs and services for the brain tumour community, including: Support Groups; resources like patient and caregiver Brain Tumour Handbooks, a children’s storybook and Information Sheets; and educational events like our free webinar series. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is funded solely through generous contributions from individuals, corporations, organizations, employee groups and special events.

Brain Injury Canada

Brain Injury Canada is a national charitable organization for the brain injury community in Canada. Our mission is to advance awareness, education, opportunities, and support by advocating at a national level; establishing meaningful connections with stakeholders; and educating and empowering people living with acquired brain injury, families/caregivers, health care workers, researchers, and the general public.

We have a vision for a better quality of life for all people affected by acquired brain injury in Canada. We firmly stand behind our values of accountability; compassion; connection/collaboration; diversity; integrity; and stewardship.

We develop free online resources for individuals with brain injury, caregivers and health care providers, which we host on our living resource website. We also host several events for the brain injury community.