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Abilities Centre Mission

Reimagining accessibility and redefining the way Canadians live, work & play.

 How we make a difference

Together, we are building more accessible and inclusive communities. 

Abilities Centre is a community hub, research lab and inclusion incubator. We deliver programs, lead research and advocacy on inclusion issues, and develop innovative frameworks for scaling our programs and services to help communities across Canada and beyond. 

  • Icon of a person and a star Quality of Life

    Improving Quality of Life through social inclusion, health & wellbeing and economic participation.
    Each year, Abilities Centre engages more than 100,000 people living with and without disabilities through programs and services that impact the individual's physical, social, and emotional wellbeing.

    Who We Are

  • Our community and facility Innovation Hub

    Our facility is our Innovation Hub, a dynamic space that is not only utilized for the purpose of developing, testing, and scaling programs but contributes to discussions and the sharing of knowledge that contributes to the communities where we deliver programs.

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  • Research & Impact

    We use evidence-informed knowledge and experience along with thoughtful and innovative research methods to identify gaps in our community and create programs to meet those needs.

    We are creating a model of an inclusive community with the power to transform how people with disabilities participate in Canada’s recreational, social and economic life.

    Research at Abilities Centre


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