March of Dimes Canada honoured with international award for innovation

For Immediate Release: March of Dimes Canada is thrilled to announce that our Home and Vehicle Modification Program (HVMP) has received a Zero Project award for innovative practices in accessibility.

HVMP was chosen for its work in making the built environment more accessible, and facilitating independence and community engagement. The Ontario-based program helps to modify the home or vehicle of a person living with a disability so that it safely accommodates their condition. 

 “The program changes lives by enabling people to live independently in their communities,” says Lonnie McInnis, Manager of the Home and Vehicle Modification Program.  “We provide increased mobility, independence and practical support to individuals and families every day." 

An initiative of the Essl Foundation, these international awards recognize practices and policies that help improve the lives of people with disabilities. The goal is to highlight the innovative and effective solutions to the challenges faced by people with disabilities and, ultimately, create a world without barriers. 

Over 4000 disability experts from more than 170 countries lend their expertise to the awards process.

“We’re honoured to be recognized by the international community like this,” McInnis continues. “It’s wonderful to see so many people and organizations coming together to make the world a more inclusive, accessible place.” 

More information on March of Dimes Canada’s Home and Vehicle Modification Program is available at​ 

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada.  For more information, please visit or call 1-800-263-3463.  


For public relations and media inquiries, please contact:
Tina Siegel, PR and Media Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
Office: 1.800.263.3463 ext. 7258
Cell: 416.606.0541

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