Recreation Information

Every community is different and the types of programs available for children/youth with special needs will vary.  Your local Parks and Recreation Department, Children’s Treatment Centres and the following organizations should be able to help you locate a program in your area.

Easter Seals Ontario Recreation Programs

Easter Seals Ontario owns and operates two residential camps for children and youth with physical disabilities.  Family camp sessions are also available.  Alternately, funding of up to $500 is available for summer recreation programs offered by other organizations.  For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 1-800-668-6252 ext. 325 or visit www.eastersealscamps.org

The Ontario Camping Association
Phone: (416) 485-0425 or www.ontariocamps.ca

Able Sail Ontario
Phone: 1-888-672-SAIL (7245) or www.ontariosailing.ca/Programs/Accessible_Sailing/index.php

Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association
Phone: (613) 260-7632 or www.cwba.ca

National Capital Sports Council of the Disabled
Phone: (613) 569-7632 or www.ncscd.ca

Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association

Phone: (613) 723-1806 or www.ocpsa.on.ca

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association
Phone: 1-877-308-7255 or www.track3.org

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association
Phone: (416) 426-7189 or www.ontwheelchairsports.org

ParaSport Ontario
Phone: 1-800-265-1539 or http://parasportontario.ca

Special Olympics
Phone: (416) 927-9050 or www.specialolympics.org

Variety Village
Phone: (416) 699-7167 or www.varietyontario.ca

YMCC-YWCA Organizations
The YMCA & YWCA run many day and residential camps throughout the province.  Contact your local YMCA/YWCA for more information. Phone: (416) 967-9622 or http://www.ymca.ca/eng_findy_on.htm