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Our Commitment to Sustainable Development

The Canadian Wheelchair Foundation/Fondation Chaise Roulante Canada (CWF) is committed to perpetuating sustainable development. While wheelchairs can be categorized as humanitarian aid, they have proven to be a proficient tool of sustainable development in all the communities where we have ongoing programs.

CWF maintains a strong capacity building mandate. The mobility wheelchairs provide makes them an important tool of empowerment. In gaining mobility, persons with disabilities are given an opportunity to integrate themselves into society; by attending school, going to work, and becoming a part of the community. In addressing the needs of the disabled community, and thereby acknowledging their value as citizens, CWF promotes accessibility and integration. The importance of creating a strong civil society is an important step in creating lasting development.

By giving people a means to help themselves through use of a wheelchair, CWF is helping to transform "development aid" into development opportunity.



More Information

For more information about the Canadian Wheelchair Mission, please contact:

Christiana Flessner
Executive Director
Canadian Wheelchair Foundation
P.O. Box 75038, RPO White Rock
Surrey, BC V4A 0B1 Canada
Email: cflessner@cdnwheelchair.ca
Phone: +1 (604) 536-2022
Fax: +1 (604) 536-9831
Toll Free (in Canada): +1 (866) 666-2411