Big Idea in Action

BIG IDeA is encouraging collaboration and celebrating innovation in many ways. Be a part of the next Inclusive Design Challenge.

Inclusive Design Challenges

We will host Inclusive Design Challenges to bring together designers, technology companies, customers with and without disabilities and business owners and operators to develop new approaches to accessible design problems submitted to BIG IDeA. Everyone is welcome, if you would like to contribute or learn more about inclusive design then sign up for a design challenge, or request to be notified of our upcoming Inclusive Design Challenge Events.  Learn more about Inclusive Design Challenges and Inclusive Design Challenge Events.

Assess Accessibility of services and facilitiesSet measurable goalsMike practical improvementsCelebrate achievements

Upcoming Inclusive Design Challenges

Human Space Inclusive Design Challenge: Access Density

Location: Inclusive Design Institute at OCAD U, 49 McCaul St, M4W 2G8, Toronto
Time: June 1st 6:00 PM to 8 PM and June 2nd 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

BIG IDeA Inclusive Design Challenge Event at Peterborough

Location: Venture North at 270 George street North, Peterborough
Time: June 1st from 4:00 pm | June 2nd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Contact: Simon Treviranus, 705-313-6330,

Click here to register for an upcoming Inclusive Design Challenge.

Design Innovation Showcases

We’re going to show you the innovative approaches to accessibility on the BIG IDeA web site and at showcase events.

Have you seen or implemented some great examples of inclusion and accessibility in Ontario? Nominate your example for our showcase.


Would you like to know more about or sign up for mapathons? Let us know at

Add yourself or a team to the BIG IDeA mapathon on AXS Map

Participating Business Profiles

Submit your business accessibility profile and get your business on the accessibility map!