ALACD-Prince Edward Island
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is a national network that was created in 1989 to motivate and assist Canadians with a disability to become more physically active. While an active lifestyle is important for all Canadians, it is particularly important for those with a disability. Research has demonstrated that active individuals can enjoy better overall health, improved quality of life, elevated self-esteem, prolonged independent living in later life and increased mobility. For individuals with a disability, these benefits help make coping with the everyday challenges of life easier, and can even prevent relapses of certain disabilities or health problems.
Here in Prince Edward Island, we have a core network of individuals, agencies, communities and organizations who are dedicated to facilitating increased activity across PEI. Our desire is to see this network expand as the Alliance reaches out to involve partners and stakeholders at the local and provincial levels.
At present, all of our provincial funding is provided through ALACD’s national body on a project to project basis.