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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.

Camp fair

Sunday, March 8, 2020 11 am to 2 pm

Canterbury Community Centre
2185 Arch Street
613-247-4869

Information from over 40 specialized camps including residential camps, available.
Our inclusive recreation staff will be here to answer any questions.

Shared Care summer support model

Shared Care integration offers extra support to allow children with a special need to participate in a summer camp program of their choice, at no extra cost.

  • Support will be offered for two weeks at the camp location of your choice.
  • Camp participants must meet criteria. Contact your district’s coordinator to see if your child is eligible.
  • Shared Care is based on a first-come, first-served basis and participants must register in advance.
  • There are a limited number of spots.

Last-minute or first-day of camp support services are not available.

Please note the following:

  • There are no camps on July 1 and August 3, 2020.
  • Program enrolment and medications forms must be submitted on, or before, the first day of camp.
  • Instructional programs are advertised in the language in which they are offered, however shared care workers are available in French and English.

How to register for summer support

Registration will open in March 2020.
The recreation eGuides will be available online February 10, 2020

  1. Browse the summer camps eGuide to find the camp you would like to register your child in.
  2. Check the camps location listing on page two of the eGuide to identify the district location the camp is offered in (East, West, South, Central).
  3. Choose the weeks you would like your child to attend (maximum 2 weeks).
  4. Registration is a three-step process:
    1. Register and pay for the two weeks of your chosen camp using the correct barcode.
    2. You will also register under your district’s shared care barcode found on page four of the spring and summer inclusive recreation eGuide (no cost).
    3. Contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator for the district where you have registered your child in camp.

Shared Care support for fall and winter

Shared Care is an Integration opportunity for children with a special need to participate in various programs, such as After School, PA Days and camps.

  • Program participants must meet criteria. Contact your district’s coordinator to see if your child is eligible.
  • Shared Care is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The City does not provide 1:1 support for regular seasonal activities except for those noted.
  • There are a limited number of spots.

Please note the following:

How to register for fall and winter support

Registration for fall 2019 and winter 2020 programs will open August 14 at 9 pm.

  1. The Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Inclusive Recreation eGuide [ PDF - 437.14 KB ] is now available. Browse the shared care section to find the program you would like to register your child in. 
  2. Registration is a two-step process:
    1. Register and pay for the program using the program barcode found in the eGuide.
    2. Contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator indicated in the program description to have your child assessed prior to the start of the program.

Contact us

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

To schedule a 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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