In Lynn Rudd’s yard, a black Dodge Grande Caravan sits waiting for repairs. It’s the van she wished she had back when her late father struggled in his wheelchair to get around Rankin Inlet, Nunavut — a rare, accessible vehicle in a community that’s difficult to navigate for people with disabilities.

[The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence] is partnering with the Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society to visit all 25 communities in Nunavut and meet with caregivers and people with disabilities.

The hope is to develop a baseline of information on community needs, which will be provided to all levels of government.