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Whether you are planning a fundraising gala, business meeting, outdoor event such as a charity run, or any type of gathering, it is important to include accessibility throughout the entire process from beginning to end. Planning an accessible fundraising event allows for universal participation and a better experience for all of your guests and attendees.

This document was created by fundraising and event professionals at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and has been reviewed by Holland Bloorview staff, clients, families, volunteers and people with lived experience of disability.

This is only a guide with best practices and suggestions. It is the event planners or planning organization’s responsibility to ensure they are meeting the needs of their participants. This guide includes linked resources for further education. Direct conversations with participants and continued education in accessibility is essential.

Questions and feedback on the Accessible Fundraising Guide can be directed to


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