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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
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...