I Can, YOU Can

“Ultimately, together, we are creating a better society for the disadvantaged.” We believe in making all people with disabilities feel IDEAL… Included, Deserving, Equal, Appreciated, Loved.
I Can, YOU Can Inclusive Leadership Program fosters inclusive attitudes and leadership by empowering students to become IDEAL Champions in their communities.  Participants are empowered to discover their potential, learn about social issues, build skills and create positive social change through
Robert’s IDEAL Giveaway or Caring Covers. 
I Can, YOU Can Program was developed by
Fanshawe College and Western University.  


At Ideal Way we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world.

But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now. 

The Power to Effect Change

Help Make a Difference
In 2006, Robert's IDEAL Giveaway Program was conceptualized by Robert Pio to help relieve poverty among his peers with disabilities.    Since then, the program has grown to include individuals experiencing homelessness and others.  We level the playing field, while providing an essential service. This empowering  program provides material benefit with dignity and an  opportunity for individuals to make choices.  Shoppers  are invited to "shop" for FREE and enjoy a "FREE" lunch too.  To date, Ideal Way has collected and distributed merchandise, and hot meals, valued at more than $750,000.  Also, Partnering schools benefit from mentorship opportunities provided by IDEAL Champions & Leadership Mentors.  

Our programs and services focus on:
  • Levelling the playing field
  • Educating and raising awareness about the potential of individuals with intellectual disability​ and enriching their lives.
  • Connecting with a diverse community
  • Understanding the circumstances of others and providing an open-minded perspective.
  • Inspiring and motivating all people to achieve their full potential and live their life’s purpose