William Lucas Anderson, M.S.M.
William Lucas Anderson, founder of the stopgap Foundation, estimates that two-thirds of urban spaces are not accessible to people with mobility restrictions. His solution was to create simple, temporary ramps for businesses that have entry stairs. Hundreds of the brightly coloured ramps are now in use across Canada. Through this initiative, as well as his engaging presentations to students and community groups, he has drawn attention to the need to permanently eliminate barriers in our built environment.