(Toronto, Nov 22, 2019) Last night, StopGap Foundation announced a new inhabitant partnership with Toyota Canada during StopGap’s large annual fundraising event. A $100,000 concession from a association will support a expansion and expansion of StopGap’s School Project. The partnership will eventually minister to a longevity and provision of a Foundation and all a critical awareness-raising programs in communities all opposite Canada.
“StopGap is a idealist classification that, by implementing a elementary nonetheless rarely effective solution, has non-stop adult hundreds of businesses opposite a nation to people vital with a incapacity or singular mobility,” pronounced Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate, Toyota Canada Inc. “Toyota Canada applauds StopGap’s critical care in this space, and we demeanour brazen to fasten them in their idea to make a universe some-more thorough by earthy accessibility.”
The partnership with Toyota Canada is secure in common values. Toyota’s prophesy of apropos a tellurian mobility association is underpinned by their joining to formulating a some-more thorough multitude where everybody has entrance to mobility.
The support from Toyota Canada will rouse a Foundation’s impact and strech even some-more communities opposite Canada. Enabling expansion of a School Project will also support a expansion of Community Ramp Projects to emanate some-more barrier-free spaces, all while sparking an critical discourse to enthuse a change in a approach Canadians consider about incapacity and residence accessibility challenges.
“We will all knowledge a change in a approach we move, either it’s apropos a parent, nutritious an injury, a pursuit requirement, or simply aging,” says Luke Anderson, StopGap Foundation Executive Director and Co-Founder. “At some indicate in a lives, we will need to rest on a barrier-free amenity, so it’s critical that a universe is designed and built to accommodate these shifts to maximize autonomy and spontaneity.”
StopGap Foundation is a purebred Canadian gift that is lifting recognition about a significance of accessibility and inclusion. The Foundation’s School Project, Community Ramp Project and Corporate Teambuilding module assistance safeguard that a society’s common understanding, about how barriers to entrance reason so many people behind from reaching their full potential, continues to allege and grow.
StopGap provides brightly phony ramps to business owners opposite Canada to assistance them overcome what Anderson calls a “one-step problem” – a singular step outward a business that creates a whole building untouched to many people who use mobility aids.
The deployable tradition wooden ramps – embellished in splendid colours to attract courtesy and emanate recognition – concede easier entrance for those who use mobility aids and anyone else who finds a stepped entryway challenging, including a elderly, relatives with strollers, and couriers. The simple-yet-impactful ramps assistance prominence a value of carrying a storefront that everybody can entrance and get communities meditative about good solutions to accessibility issues inspiring so many Canadians.
About StopGap Foundation
StopGap Foundation began a awareness-raising tour in 2011 and has given populated a nation with over 2,000 ramps in over 60 Canadian communities. Last summer, a grassroots classification distinguished a launch of a initial U.S.-based plan with some-more than a dozen businesses with single-stepped entryways in NYC hopping on a awareness-raising bandwagon. The Foundation has a idea of fluctuating a programs to communities worldwide.
About Toyota Canada
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 8 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.