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Foundations partner to promote inclusivity


May 7, 2014
By Canadian Pizza

May 7, Richmond, B.C. – Boston Pizza
Foundation’s Future Prospects program has committed $1 million over five years to the Rick Hansen
Foundation, which provides free resources to elementary and secondary schools
across Canada.

May 7, Richmond, B.C. – Boston Pizza
Foundation’s Future Prospects program has committed $1 million over five years to the Rick Hansen
Foundation, which provides free resources to Canadian elementary and secondary schools.

Funding from the Future Prospects program supports
the Rick Hansen School Program, a national initiative that aim to inspire,
empower and engage children to make a difference in their local communities and
build awareness of the importance of accessibility and inclusion.

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“The Rick Hansen School Program helps to
create inclusive and accepting communities and a more accepting and caring
world for all. At BPF Future Prospects we believe strong role models inspire
kids to be great and we partner with organizations that help youth be all they
can be at home, school, their community and the world,” said Cheryl Treliving, executive
director of Future Prospects, in a news release.

The Rick Hansen School Program provides
free resources to elementary and secondary schools across Canada and through
engaging activities, videos and speakers, teaches students to respect difference.

“We are honoured to be Boston Pizza
Foundation Future Prospects’ newest partner. We have an amazing opportunity to
create positive change, to inspire youth to make a difference and never give up
on their dreams. This partnership will help us reach more schools across Canada
to build awareness of accessibility and inclusivity, and encourage youth to get
involved in their local communities,” said Rick Hansen, CEO of the Rick Hansen
Foundation, in the release.