Recreation Inclusion

Do you or a family member need support to participate in one of our registered recreation programs? Contact the Community Services team to discuss options on how we can best support you and/or your family member. We encourage individuals with disabilities to participate in our programs.

Recreation Support Request Form

Please complete the Recreation Support Request Form a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to allow time to discuss support options with the Community Services team.

However individuals must make personal arrangements if you need personal assistance with:

  • Administering medications
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Transferring

Recreation Social Stories

Is your child feeling nervous about participating in a camp or recreation program? Reference our Social Stories to help them prepare for the experience. 

Adapted Fitness Equipment

Our fitness centres at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex  and the Innovation Centre (temporary location) are equipped with:

  • Assisted Dip/Chin Up Machine – Build strength and target muscles with less tension. The weight stack helps users offset some body weight as they work up to their goal. 
  • Nustep  Machine – Inclusively-designed recumbent trainer (sit-down) allows users to experience a low-impact workout while seated.
  • Upper Body Ergometer Machine – Resembling a hand bike, this machine allows users to remain seated while using their upper body to pedal. It also has a removable chair, allowing a wheelchair to be wheeled up to the machine. 

We also offer a variety of products for reduced hand function which provides users with increased independence in the weight room. Active Hands, including gripping aids, d-ring aids and hook aids, are available in the weight room upon request. 

Accessible and Inclusive Drop-in Sports

Adults of all abilities are welcome to participate in our inclusive individual sports drop-in times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April 13 to 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Arena 2. Sports include basketball, soccer, floor hockey and more. Pass, shoot, score – come join us. Drop-in rates apply.

Click here to register. 

Sensory-friendly Swim

An all-inclusive 40-minute leisure swim time for those who may have sensory issues, or are simply looking for a quieter swim. Music, all water features and hot areas will be off and not available for the duration of the swim time. Drop-in rates apply.

To register, click here and look for Individual Leisure Swim: Sensory-Friendly.