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About Us

Canadian Abilities Foundation envisions an inclusive, universally accessible society, where all people belong and are valued. Our mission is to make Canada the most accessible country in the world through advocacy, awareness building and sharing of best practice solutions.

The Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF) is a registered Canadian charity. CAF was founded in 1986.

We publish Abilities, Canada’s Lifestyle Magazine for people with disabilities, with a readership of about 60,000. We have also published numerous books and directories related to disability.

CAF is also a member of a national coalition in conjunction with Easter Seals and several other corporate partners, including Cineplex Entertainment, to offer the Access 2 Entertainment card™, which provides free admission (or a significant discount) for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at movie theatres across Canada.

Board and Patrons List

Executive Director & Managing Editor 
Caroline Tapp-McDougall

Chairperson
David Visschedyk
AMR Barristers and Solicitors

Secretary
Barbara Kaufman
HR Communication Consultant

Treasurer
Anant Vijay
Analyst, International Subsidiary Corporate Banking, HSBC

Karen Lai, BRMT, MA
Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant

Anthony Milonas
Chief Operation Officer, CBI Health Group

Stephen Trumper
Instructor, Ryerson University School of
Journalism; Independent Writer / Editor; and Chair,
CAF Editorial Committee

Keith Edwards
Senior Vice-President, Training and Development
SCM Insurance Services

Daniel Valledor
Online Marketing Consultant

Jay Rosenfeld
Director of Business Development
Artemis Investment Management

Alex Mavroudis
Regional Vice-President,
Sysco Canada Inc.

Peter Zuk
Senior Manager, National Industrial, Oxford Properties Group

CAF Patrons Council

Honorary Patron
The Honourable David C. Onley

Sheila Collin
Chair, CAF Patrons Council

Dr. Dan Andreae
Past Chair, Canadian Abilities Foundation Patrons Council

Luke Anderson
Founder, StopGap Foundation

Paul Bronfman
Chairman and CEO, William F White International

Dr. Eric Jackman
Chair, Jackman Foundation,
President, Invicta Investments Founding Chair,
Psychology Foundation of Canada

Ron Kelusky
President and CEO, Public Services Health and Safety Association

Stephanie Dixon
Canadian Paralympian and Chef de Mission,
2015 Parapan Am Games

Dr. Allan Slomovic
Research Director, University Health Network
Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease Service,
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Nora Cullen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at West Park
Healthcare Centre, Professor University of Toronto

Brian Pel
COO, Heuristica Discovery Counsel

Bob Wong
Former MPP, Partner, Leon Frazer and Associates

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Sprott School of Business

Dezsö J. Horváth
Dean, Schulich School of Business, York University

Vonna Bitove
Executive Director of the Bitove Foundation

Rich Donovan
CEO, Fifth Quadrant Analytics

Joel Dembe
Canadian Paralympian

Archie Allison
Director, Access and Awareness at Variety Village

Dave Starrett
President and CEO of Easter Seals Canada

Cameron Graham
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Past Chair, Canadian
Abilities Foundation.

Dr. Marcus Benayon
Psychologist at Private Practice
Senior Lecturer at University of Toronto

Archie Allison
Director, Access and Awareness at Variety Village

 

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