If you haven't already heard about StopGap Parry Sound, by spring you'll definitely be curious about the brightly coloured ramps around downtown!
So what is StopGap? It's a foundation that strives to bring people together in creating accessible and inclusive communities for everyone. With it's roots dating back to the fall of 2011, what began as a one-off project in Toronto has now grown into a registered Canadian charity with a track record of building 1000+ ramps in communities across the continent!
StopGap helps communities address the real issue of accessibility by providing the schematics and support for building ramps for businesses with a single step, allowing them to become accessible spaces. These ramps are brightly coloured and removable, so as to not pose a hazard or encroach on sidewalk space, so they can be easily put out as needed and then stored.
You can learn more about the StopGap Foundation on their website. Visit StopGap Parry Sound's Facebook page to stay up-to-date and support the project by sharing with your friends to create awareness about the issue of accessibility in our community.
Are you interested in volunteering or donating materials? Contact Kylee Labrosse at 705-746-6996 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a message to StopGap Parry Sound on Facebook!