Environmental Scan Checklist

A PDF or online assessment tool developed by The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to measure the extent to which a municipality or organization or team is

A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children, Youth, and Adults with a Disability

The Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children, Youth, and Adults with a Disability introduces key concepts that underpin quality participation, and provides tools for building quality participation sport programs. 

This resource is provided by the Canadian Disability Participation Project.

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals – For Children with Physical Disabilities

Developed by PHE Canada, this book provides theory and practice for physical activity leaders to promote fundamental movement skills in an effective and interactive manner for children with physical disabilities. The resource offers best practices for inclusion and adaptations.

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages – For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities

Developed by PHE Canada, this book provides theory and practice for physical activity leaders to promote fundamental movement skills in an effective and interactive manner for children with developmental and/or behavioural differences. The resource offers best practices for inclusion and adaptations.

Inclusive Physical Literacy

Sport for Life Society and Physical Literacy for Life collaborated on this resource, which offers program coordinators, sport leaders and educators a guide on how to create universally accessible programs so that people with diverse abilities can develop their physical literacy and keep themsel

The Greater Victoria Collaborative for Adapted Sport and Physical Activity

One Ability provides listings for adaptive and inclusive sports and physical activity programs in the Greater Victoria area. One Ability’s Training and Resources List also offers training programs aimed at leaders and care providers so they can provide inclusive services. The group also provides opportunities for program funding.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Wheelchair-Accessible Home

A comprehensive guide on how to make inclusive designs and modifications at home for wheelchair users, seniors, and people living with disabilities. Includes ADA-compliance examples for each room, estimated home upgrade costs, and helpful links to find financial aid for disabled veterans and seniors.

The Language of Disability

Language and the words we use change our perceptions and how we interact with each other. While many of us are familiar with the Golden Rule, that encourages treating someone the way you wish to be treated, perhaps we should, instead, consider treating people as THEY wish to be treated.

Disability Tip Sheet – Stroke

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

A Collective Impact Approach to Opportunities for People with Disabilities

OneAbility is truly a collaborative, innovative hub. In this webinar, they explain their structure, partnerships, governance and how they enhance the adapted sport and physical activity environment.

 

 

Accessible Events and Checklist and Resources

The City of Vancouver created an accessible events checklist and resource webpage full of examples, templates, topics, and ways to plan to ensure your facilities, events, and programming are inclusive for all.

 

Autism Awareness for Recreation Leaders

BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) offers this free course introducing staff, leaders, programmers to strategies for supporting individuals with autism in recreation settings. In order to take this course, sign up for a free account with BCRPA here.

 

 

Access for All

This checklist and guide created by DASH BC includes strategies, tips, and programming examples to make physical activity inclusive for all.

 

 

Addressing Personal Vulnerability Through Planning

This guide created by Community Living British Columbia provides examples and step-by-step actions that can be taken to create a person-centred plan so that adults with developmental disabilities, their families, care providers and community can provide a safe, respectful experience and environment.

 

 

Jooay App

Jooay is a free app that helps children with disabilities and their families locate leisure opportunities that are close to where they are, accessible, suit their needs and abilities, match their preferences and can help them develop and participate in society.

Be Inspired – Canadians with Disabilities Tell Their Stories of Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

The vision of The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is a society where every person in Canada, regardless of background or ability, has the opportunity to be active and healthy across their lifespan. These collected stories exemplify 5 key principles: Quality of Life, Empowerment, Community, Equal Access, Respect and Dignity.

On Guard Against Diabetes

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a resource for those persons with a disability and diabetes and considerations in staying physical active.

 

 

The Ability Toolkit

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability and Partners created a resource for Parents, Care Providers and others based on the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (ages 5-17) adapted for youth with disabilities.

 

 

Fit For All

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a checklist or starting point of things to consider while planning a community event; keeping in mind opportunities to include everyone in physical activity, including persons with a disability.

Disability Tip Sheet – Acquired Brain Injury

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Aging

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Amputations

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Anxiety Disorders

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Asthma

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Blindness/Visual Impairment

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Cerebral Palsy

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Deafblindness

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Developmental Disabilities

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Epilepsy

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.

 

Disability Tip Sheet – Hearing Impairments

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a series of Tip Sheets to provide information about disabilities and conditions to help leaders in the physical activity, recreation and sport sectors be inclusive.