Our congratulations go out to Luke Anderson, founder of StopGap Foundation, on receiving the Governor General Award in the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division). StopGap Foundation is dedicated to helping communities discover the benefit of barrier-free spaces and providing support to create them.
“StopGap began with the launch of its first Community Ramp Project in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. Through building materials donated by local hardware stores and volunteers helping out with construction, 12 businesses in the area received a ramp for free. The program has proven such a success that it has expanded across Canada.
StopGap also has a school program and undertakes other community accessibility outreach.”
StopGap is also a long-time sponsor of TimberFever – our annual design-build competition where students across Canada (and now the United States!) collaborate to design and build a full-size structure out of wood.
StopGap provides the ramps for each of the structures and Luke gives a presentation each year to educate students on accessibility in our communities. We are proud to work with StopGap and congratulate Luke on this award!