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

Founder 
Raymond D. Cohen
(1949-2013)

Board of Directors
Chairperson Emeritus

Patrick Watson, OC Writer, Broadcaster
and Television Producer

Executive Director & Managing Editor 
Caroline Tapp-McDougall

Chairperson
David Visschedyk
AMR Barristers and Solicitors

Treasurer
Jay Rosenfeld
Director of Business Development
Artemis Investment Management

Secretary
Barbara Kaufman
HR Communications Consultant

Karen Lai, BRMT, MA
Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant

Anthony Milonas
Chief Executive Officer, 
Canadian Orthodontic Partners

Stephen Trumper
Instructor, Ryerson University School of
Journalism; Independent Writer / Editor; and Chair,
CAF Editorial Committee

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

Honorary Patron
The Honourable David C. Onley

Joel Dembe
Chair, CAF Patrons Council and Canadian Paralympian

Dr. Dan Andreae
Past-Chair, 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 of Easter Seals Canada

Bob Wong
Former MPP, Partner, Leon Frazer and Associates

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Sprott School of Business

Dezsö J. Horváth
Dean, Schulich School of Business, York University

Vonna Bitove
Executive Director of the Bitove Foundation

Rich Donovan
CEO, Fifth Quadrant Analytics

Archie Allison
Director, Access and Awareness at Variety Village

Luke Anderson 
Founder, StopGap Foundation

Accessibility