Warren Rupnarain

Warren Rupnarain, Accessibility Specialist

Warren is the Accessibility Consultant for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). He joined the TTC in 2023 and is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives at the TTC to confront ableism and promote the inclusive design of policy, training, programming, and instructional materials to remove barriers and promote an accessible and inclusive workplace for people with disabilities.
Prior to joining the TTC, Warren was the Accessibility and Diversity Coordinator for the City of Vaughan. In this role, he was responsible for leading the City’s efforts to implement accessible services and programs that supported a barrier-free community, Warren provided strategic and policy advice to City departments implementing and complying with provincially mandated accessibility standards. In addition, he developed and implemented workplace diversity-related strategies, programs and services to engage and support the organization’s diverse communities and stakeholders.
Under Warren’s leadership, Vaughan received several accessibility awards. The awards include the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association Accessibility Award, the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility and the Rick Hansen Foundation Gold Accessibility Certification Award.
Prior to his work for the City of Vaughan, Warren was the Accessibility Coordinator for the City of Markham, where he coordinated the City`s efforts in meeting all legislative requirements to implement best practices that ensured equity and inclusivity of people with disabilities.
Warren has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Toronto Metropolitan University.