The City of Kitchener will be hosting a virtual webinar on June 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. with Luke Anderson, co-founder of the StopGap Foundation. The topic of the webinar is “The Inclusive City: Awareness & co-creation to remove barriers in city design.” The StopGap Foundation’s mission is to help communities discover the benefit of barrier free spaces and provide support to create them.

A city free of barriers would help give everyone the opportunity to live a life full of independence, spontaneity and ultimate fulfillment. This one-hour discussion includes a talk by Luke followed by a panel discussion where Luke will be joined by Paula Saunders, chair of the Built Environment subcommittee of the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee. The webinar will explore city design through an accessibility lens to build awareness of barriers to navigating everyday life from the routine of going to work to a spontaneous coffee with a friend.

Register for the free webinar.

This webinar is the fifth in our Building Equitable Cities Speaker Series. To find out more about the speaker series, visit

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