Canadian Abilities Foundation envisions an inclusive, universally accessible society, where all people belong and are valued. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of information, promote accessibility and provide inspiration and opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF) is a registered Canadian charity. CAF was founded in 1986.

We publish Abilities, Canada’s Lifestyle Magazine for people with disabilities, with a readership of about 60,000. We have also published numerous books and directories related to disability.

CAF is also a member of a national coalition in conjunction with Easter Seals and several other corporate partners, including Cineplex Entertainment, to offer the Access 2 Entertainment card™, which provides free admission (or a significant discount) for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at movie theatres across Canada.

Board and Patrons List

CAF Patrons Council

Raymond D. Cohen

David Visschedyk
AMR Barristers and Solicitors

Executive Director
& Managing Editor  
Caroline Tapp-McDougall
President, BCS Group

Jay Rosenfeld
Director of Business Development
Artemis Investment Management

Barbara Kaufman
HR Communications Consultant

Karen Lai, BRMT, MA
Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant

Anthony Milonas
Chief Executive Officer, 
Canadian Orthodontic Partners

Keith Edwards
Senior Vice-President, Training and Development 
SCM Insurance Services

Daniel Valledor
Marketing and Brand Management Consultant

Alex Mavroudis
Regional Vice-President
Sysco Canada, Incanadian Orthodontic Partners

Hannah Trumper
Director of Audience Development
Newcom Media Inc.

Joel Dembe 
CAF Patrons Council and Canadian Paralympian

Dr. Dan Andreae
CAF Patrons Council

Paul Bronfman
Chairman and CEO
William F White International

Cameron Graham
Professor of Accounting,
Schulich School of Business 

Dr. Eric Jackman
Chair, Jackman Foundation,
President, Invicta Investments Founding Chair
Psychology Foundation of Canada

Ron Kelusky
President and CEO,
Public Services Health and Safety Association

Stephanie Dixon
Canadian Paralympian and Chef de Mission
2015 Parapan Am Games

Dr. Allan Slomovic
Research Director, University Health Network
Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease Service
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Nora Cullen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at
West Park Healthcare Centre,
Professor University of Toronto

Brian Pel
COO and Senior Accountant
Heuristica Discovery Counsel

Dave Starrett
President and CEO
Easter Seals Canada

Bob Wong
Former MPP, Partner
Leon Frazer and Associates

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Sprott School of Business

Dezsö J. Horváth
Schulich School of Business,
York University

Vonna Bitove
Executive Director
of the Bitove Foundation

Rich Donovan
Chief Executive Officer
Fifth Quadrant Analytics

Archie Allison
Access and Awareness at Variety Village

Luke Anderson 
StopGap Foundation