March of Dimes Canada

Who We Are

March of Dimes Canada is a leading national charity committed to championing equity, empowering ability, and creating real change that will help the more than six million people living with disabilities across the country unlock the richness of their lives.

We serve, connect, and empower people living with disabilities to participate fully in life — on their own terms. Our work is grounded in the voices of the people we serve, built on a foundation of service, and backed by a 70-year history of success.

We’ve proven time and again our dedication to addressing the ongoing and urgent needs of people living with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers.

Born in the last great public health epidemic, we know that seemingly-impossible goals can be achieved and barriers can be broken. In the 1950s, March of Dimes Canada helped in the global effort to find a cure for polio.

We’ve since evolved to become a recognized leader in disability service design and delivery, supporting people at home, work, and in their communities with unparalleled reach and impact.

Now, inspired and guided by our community, we’re expanding our horizons even further. Together with our clients, partners, supporters, and allies, we are working to create communities in which people living with disabilities can not only live, but thrive in all they aspire to do.

Why We Are Involved

Our purpose is to champion equity and empower ability.

Our vision is for an inclusive, barrier-free society for people with disabilities.

Our mission is to be Canada’s leading service provider, resource and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide.

Accessibility Initiatives

March of Dimes Canada has a number of current accessibility initiatives, programs and services as well as several more exciting initiatives in the works.

March of Dimes Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in inclusion and equal opportunity.

We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

March of Dimes Canada is committed to develop, implement and maintain policies that govern how the organization achieves or will achieve accessibility though meeting this Regulation.

Also, please see the MODC website for Business and Training Services for Employers. This includes online e-learning courses such as the “Accessible Employment Practices” course, the free “Accessibility Awareness Toolkit: Increasing Accessible Employment in the Information and Communications Technology Sector” which covers all aspects of the employment process, and other reports such as “EnAbling Change: Removing Barriers and Supporting Meaningful Employment of Ontarians with Disabilities in Information and Communications Technology.”