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Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Active Living Alliance
for Canadians with a Disability

It should be noted that the 2013-2014 AGM of ALACD will be held by conference call on Thursday, January 29th at 12:00 PM (EST).

The purpose of the meeting shall be:
• To approve activities of the ALACD Coordinating Committee
• To review and approve 2013-2014 audited financial statements
• To vote in new Coordinating Committee members
• To appoint ALACD auditors

All ALACD Partners and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
For further information and to be placed on the list of attendees, please send a message to requesting to be put on the invitee list.  Meeting agenda and further information about connecting to the conference call will be distributed to the list of attendees.
Download the Notice of Meeting (.doc)

Call for Nominations
Coordinating Committee of the Active Living Alliance
for Canadians with a Disability

Nominations are now being accepted for the 3-4 vacant positions on the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) National Coordinating Committee. Individuals nominated to the Coordinating Committee should have a strong background in and commitment to the area of active living for Canadians with a disability.
Nomination forms and additional material (CV) should be sent to by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on January 23, 2015.  
Download the full details on the Call for Nominations and the Nominations Form (.doc)

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
Strategic Planning

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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.


In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, ALACD underwent a strategic planning process with the assistance of Dina Bell-Laroche, a partner with the Sport Law & Strategy Group.

As part of its comprehensive strategic planning process, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) developed a national engagement strategy to solicit opinions from Canadians on issues affecting physical activity, sport and recreation for people with a disability. There were 4 specific components of the engagement strategy:

National Survey: October-November 2013
Focus Groups: December-January 2014
Interviews: March-April 2014
Strategic Planning Meeting: May 2014

For more information on the steps, visit the Strategic Plan section here.

ALACD Strategic Planning Workshop - May 2014 REPORT
A strategic planning workshop was held May 16, 2014 with approximately 35 individuals representing partners and supporters of the ALACD. Included in the workshop was discussion on the reports produced after an extensive consultation process since the Fall of 2013. This workshop is part of an ongoing process with continued input over the summer and the final plan ready for the fall.
Download the Report (.doc, 2.5MB)

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
Be Active eBook cover imageWelcome 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 logoCanadian 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...


Picture of two people shaking handsInterested 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.


The Alliance is most appreciative of the support of:

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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:

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults

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