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Inclusive Recreation

About Inclusive Recreation programs

Integrated and specialized recreation programs at City community centres give children, youth and adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in community recreation. Integrated and specialized programs are made possible through the support of partnership funding.

If participation in a program presents any serious risk to health and safety, a support person may also need to attend. A support person means someone who accompanies the participant in order to help with communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs. Participants must provide their own support person. Contact a coordinator in your district for more information on accessibility policies and procedures, and to receive a Release for Support Person form.

Winter 2020 - 2021 Inclusive recreation programs

Due to Provincial restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City has temporarily closed its indoor recreation and cultural facilities and suspended drop-in and registered programs, except for essential services and virtual programs. Up to date information regarding closures can be found in the City news section.

All participants who are registered for Inclusive Recreation Programs will be notified directly of impacts to programming and will receive communication from the City of Ottawa as soon as Inclusive Recreation Programs can reopen.

Inclusive virtual activities

Physical programs

Dance activities

Yoga, meditations, affirmations

Cognitive activities

Life skills

Music therapy

Horticultural therapy

Cooking, baking programs and nutrition

Art therapy

Animal therapy


Museums and famous places with virtual tours

Aquariums and zoos with virtual tours


Contact us

All questions regarding 2020 summer camps should be directed to

For more information or help with scheduled payments please contact the Inclusive Recreation Admin Clerk at 613-580-2424 ext. 29283.

To schedule a telephone meeting with our staff, please call the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator in your district:

  • East District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29300
  • Central District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29292
  • South District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29291
  • West District: 613-580-2424 ext. 41226
  • Health Programs: 613-580-2424 ext. 29320

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