The Disabled Independent Gardeners Association (DIGA) provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities to actively participate in gardening. Members work with volunteers to actively participate in designing and tending to gardens.TOP
Studio – GF Strong Rehab Centre 4255 Laurel Street Vancouver, BC
Phone:Office – 604-688-6464
Book studio – 604-734-1313 ext. 2535
Email: Booking Studio – firstname.lastname@example.org
For corporate sponsorship and major gifts – email@example.com
The Vancouver Adapted Music Society supports and promotes musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area. We operate Canada’s only fully-accessible recording studio, release CDs, create music videos, and promote concerts. VAMS is for beginners as well as those with a background in music.
Join VAMS to:
– Learn guitar, bass, keyboards, singing or studio techniques
– Record in a fully-accessible studio
– Perform at one of our Vancouver-area gigs
Our specialized adaptive equipment allows people with all levels of disability to explore music.TOP
Vancouver V6J 2B3
The Zajac Ranch provides camp experiences that empower children of all abilities to participate, foster the development of life-long skills and independence and create lasting opportunities for friendship and fulfillment. Including Water Sports, Petting Zoo, Gymnasium, Amphitheatre, Organic Garden, Equestrian Center, Swimming Pool, Climbing Wall, Canoeing and Kayaking, Archery Area, High Ropes Alpine Challenge Course and Low Ropes Team Development Course. Activities are designed to be accessible for children of all abilities.TOP
600 W Queens Rd,
North Vancouver BC
Phone: 604-987-Play (7529)
Access Services: Click Here…
North Vancouver Recreation Commission’s mission is to build healthy individuals, families and communities and we know that recreation and culture are vital to the overall health, wellness and creativity of our community. That’s why we provide and facilitate quality municipal recreation and culture programs, services and events that enhance the quality of life for all North Vancouver residents.TOP
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities was established in 1973 to provide therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. For over 44 years, we’ve been giving youth and adults with varying disabilities the chance to bond with horses, make lasting friendships, have fun, and receive therapy at the same time. PRDA provides a caring and welcoming environment, and we pride ourselves on being a safe place for people to experience new things. We want our riders to feel like they can challenge themselves knowing that there is a strong support system in place for them should they require help.
Photos of all the staff and all the horses! – Click Here…TOP
Richmond V7A 1X7
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association provides Therapeutic Riding for people, primarily children and youth with disabilities. We offer several sessions of lessons throughout the calendar year.TOP
Jade Werger – Sport Development Coordinator
SportAbility is a multi-sport society that ensures and facilitates opportunities in physical activity and sport. We enable all British Columbians who have a physical disability to enhance their quality of life by being active in their community and beyond. portAbility has a number of sports programs for athletes with physical disabilities. These sports include 7-A-Side Soccer, Power Soccer, Sledge Hockey, and Boccia.TOP
Suite #430 – 111 West Hastings Street
Phone: (604) 222-4020
Fax: (604) 669-2662
General inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artistic Director: email@example.com
Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works. Through its work, Theatre Terrific challenges audiences to be open to the impact of thought provoking art.Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works. Through its work, Theatre Terrific challenges audiences to be open to the impact of thought provoking art.TOP
Langley V4W 1Y4
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association (VTEA) is a registered volunteer-based charity that provides medically-approved therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy treatments for children and adults of varying abilities. Since 1983, the goal of VTEA has been to enhance the quality of life for our riders by improving their physical, mental, and emotional well being with the help of our empathetic and gentle horses. The riders find they can interact with their environment in new, powerful, and inspiring ways.TOP
Vancouver V6G 2M6
Phone: 604-646-VASS (8277)
Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all. VASS is a registered non-profit society (89254 2168 RR0001), operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators.TOP
West Vancouver, BC
If you are a person with a disability, the Leisure Access Card makes it easier for your to use our programs and services with support. You can also meet with a district staff person to discuss adaptations or ideas for making your experience with us better. The application is mandatory for participants over the age of seven who use our facilities more than once with a support worker.
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The British Columbia Camps Association is a governing body that facilitates and promotes an in-depth accreditation process, informs and educates its membership of camping professionals, and advocates the benefits of accredited camps to parents and the BC public.
Find a Camp Dictionary: Click Here…TOP
BC Mobility Opportunities Society empowers and inspires people with physical disabilities to re-imagine what is possible through the provision of wilderness access opportunities. British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) was formed to make the Vancouver outdoors more accessible, which we do through our hiking and paddling programs.TOP
Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport. Through the power and joy of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Special Olympics athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment – on the playing field and in life.TOP
Phone: 604- 333-3520
Fax: 604- 326-1229
Toll Free: 1-877-737-3090
BCWSA supports the growth and development of four member and two associate member sports: wheelchair athletics (track, field and throws), wheelchair basketball (through BC Wheelchair Basketball Society), wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and target sports. Each of these is played by athletes from the casual beginner level all the way to the elite level. Whether weekend recreation or organised competitions are your interest, there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved.TOP
Plaza of Nations Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 688-6463 – Book: (604) 222-3003
Address: Jericho Sailing Centre 1300 Discovery Street,
The Disabled Sailing Association of BC provides people with disabilities the opportunity to leave their restrictions behind and become active participants in an exciting outdoor sport.TOP
Phone: 604-688-6464 ext. 115
ConnecTra helps people with disabilities connect to their communities.
ConnecTra offers The Employment Mentorship Support Project (EMSP).
The project will test and evaluate whether the pairing of people with physical disabilities who are seeking employment with community-based, trained volunteer mentors can help reduce obstacles and increase the potential for employment.
The EMSP takes place in six Metro Vancouver communities: North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-Cities and Surrey. We have Community Connectors, people with physical disabilities themselves, recruiting participants and volunteer mentors in each of these communities.
The EMSP offers eight months of one-on-one volunteer support for people with disabilities who want to explore work, social and leisure options. Participants will NOT be pressured into work, and will be at NO RISK of losing benefits.
For more information please contact your local Community Connector at ConnecTra.
The Community Connector for North and West Vancouver:
— Louisa Bridgman
Access 2 Entertainment Program is for people of all ages and types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person at hundreds of participating entertainment, cultural and recreational venues across Canada. A support person is an adult who accompanies a person with a permanent disability to assist with services that are not provided by the employees at the participating venue, such as assistance with eating, administering medication, communication and use of the facilities.
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Water Wheelchairs and Mobi-Mats makes the city’s most popular beaches and watering holes more accessible to people with mobility challenges, allowing all Vancouverites the chance to enjoy the sunshine this year.
Ten new floating wheelchairs will provide safe entry to the ocean with the help of an attendant and be available around the city as of June 1. In addition, last week at Kitsilano Beach, the park board installed Mobi-Mats — a non-slip beach access pathway, the first of which rolled out at English Bay last summer, according to the Vancouver Park Board.TOP
North Vancouver, BC
Power To Be inspires youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs.TOP
A.H.A. (which stands for Artists Helping Artists) is an art studio collective where individuals of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to come together to make art of all kinds! We provide artists with studio space, affordable materials and the opportunity to pursue their aspirations concerning artistic expression.TOP
Address: 3981 Oak Street
BC Lions Society is inspiring communities across BC and Yukon to support and enable access for individuals with diverse abilities. Easter Seals offers a variety of programs and services to support the needs of individuals with diverse abilities.
Courage. Confidence. Skills.
BC Lions Society believes that giving individuals with diverse abilities a place to celebrate their abilities, try new things, make friends and have fun is important to build their courage, confidence and skills. We help people improve physical mobility, house out-of-town guests needing a place to stay while in Vancouver for medical appointments and give kids with a disability a chance to be themselves and have fun. At camp, through games, sports, crafts and adventures, children are enabled and inspired. Confidence is built. Life-long friendships are formed. Skills are developed. Lives are changed and disability becomes ABILITY.TOP
Address: 3981 Oak Street
Registration Page: https://www.eastersealsbcy.ca/camp/camp-registration/
BC Easter Seals summer camp tradition for 50 years, Easter Seals BC/Yukon offers one of the best nature-based, outdoor summer camps for children and young adults with disabilities. It’s a place where campers can explore and develop their abilities in a safe, warm, fun and supportive environment.TOP