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Moving to Inclusion (MTI) Online is an effective training and professional development tool for those who are working in or training for a career in the recreation, fitness, education,
sport and active living fields.  Now available online!

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Celebrations Para Pan American Games Project
May 20, 2015 - The ALACD, with the support of the Government of Canada, is pleased to launch a Canada-wide initiative promoting awareness of the Para PanAmerican Games and the value of physical activity for individuals with disabilities. The initiative will include 20 community events across Canada. These events, expected to engage an estimated 1500 Canadians, will involve a Paralympic athlete speaking series, Para sport demonstrations, and mini Para PanAm Games. A second part of the initiative will comprise a series of weekly stories which highlight the extent to which Canadians with disabilities are successfully engaged in inclusive activities.” .
Read the Press Release...
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Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability Strategic Planning

December 15, 2014 - On this, our 25th Anniversary, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is delighted to share with you our Strategic Plan (2014-2018). I encourage you to share this plan with your colleagues and partners.

DOWNLOAD the 2014-2018 ALACD Strategic Plan. (.pdf, 4.2 MB)

The Coordinating Committee of the ALACD would like to thank leaders from the sport, recreation, active living, community, and disability sectors who were involved in shaping this strategic plan. For more information on the steps, visit the Strategic Plan section here.

Other News:

Go4KIDDS Survey

February 23, 2015 - A recent survey on school aged children and youth with severe and complex developmental disabilities found over 70% are not involved in sport and over 60% are not able to be involved in community activities. The survey "go4kidds" or Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities - A Survey of Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion was a multi-year research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For more information, download the report (.pdf)

Active Living Alliance and McMaster University Partner to Catalogue Physical Activity, Exercise and Active Living Information for Canadians with Disabilities
January 13, 2015 - ALACD, in partnership with researchers from McMaster University, are working to create a catalogue of resources used to promote sport, exercise and active living among Canadians with a disability. The goal of this project is to create an easily accessible, comprehensive list of physical activity informational resources available to Canadian children, youth and adults with disabilities. Cataloging this information will also show where we still have gaps in the informational resources available to the community, and avoid future duplication. This collection of resources will focus on educational resources that enhance increased physical activity rather than community activity programs. More...

Participation of Children and Youth with Disabilities in Social Recreation
October 2014 - This report explores the benefits and barrier to community social recreation for children and youth with a disability. Written by Erica Carson, MSW candidate, Carleton University. Download the report. .pdf

Give Para Track & Field a Try!
Do you know someone who may be interested in Para-Athletics?
Athletics Canada offers opportunities for athletes across all disability groups to train and compete in track and field events. We need your help to identify these individuals. Download the poster for more information. (.pdf, 2.5MB)
Contact Kayla Cornale at 416 807-9516 or

ALACD partners with Altergo to launch Be Your Best/Choisir de Gagne in Ontario
(Ottawa, Aril 25, 2014) – ALACD is partnering with Altergo to inspire Ontario youth with a disability to get active while removing barriers in the community. More...

Creating Accessible Recreation Facilities for People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Canadian Hearing Society is proud to work in partnership with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA) on a project titled: Creating Accessible Recreation Facilities for People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. More...

Land Connections
A program through the McMichael Art Gallery to bring seniors with disabilities, as well as children and youth with developmental and cognitive disabilities, into its arts programming.

The project also created a best practices guide based on their experience, for other museums and galleries to use.
Watch a YouTube video on the project....

The TeachAble Project
The TeachAble Project is to support Ontario school boards improving their compliance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. The project developed curriculum pieces around accessibility and worked to raise awareness of accessibility among students.

"We need to normalize [accessibility]. If we don’t start with students in the classroom, it’s not going to go anywhere."
Go to their website...


Be Active e-Book: All Abilities Welcome
Welcome to the wonderful e-book world on active living stories that Canadians with disabilities and physical activity leaders have experienced.
Share in the recreation, sport and active living stories that others have made their passion in their own lives. Developing a repertoire of physical literacy skills will guide you through fitness and attitudinal changes in your life.

Embrace it! Download the pdf (990KB)

Canadian Active After School Partnership
The objective of this initiative is to enhance the delivery of quality after-school programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living and nutrition practice. Download the pdf here.

Making Your Playground Accessible to Persons with a Disability
All children in Canada have a right to access playspaces in their community. Accessible playspaces encourage diversity and use by all members of the community. Click here for important information on how to incorporate accessibility into new or redeveloped playground initiatives.


TIP SHEETS for Intermediaries: Physical Literacy

This project aims to equip health and education intermediaries with knowledge and tools to direct Canadians with a disability towards increased physical activity participation, promoting enhanced Physical Literacy. More...


Interested in joining the active living movement? Does your organization believe in the importance of active living for Canadians with a disability? Become an ALACD partner today!

Click here to learn how to become an ALACD partner.

On Guard - Against Diabetes

Information on Diabetes for Persons with Disabilities

Active living is good for all of us whether we have disabilities, diabetes or any chronic health disease. And active living is easy: eat healthy, get into regular physical activity and don’t smoke! All of these can help everyone stay healthy and live longer.


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Across Canada there are thousands of organizations that provide healthy living programs and services that are accessible to persons with a disability. Visit our directory to locate a service or practitioner near you.

To find out how your organization can become a partner, click here.

Today's featured partner is:

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


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