Parasport Education/Awareness Programing for All in Ottawa
A full-day experiential learning opportunity for students and staff alike to gain a better understanding of parasport.
The Abilities Centre Ottawa offers ParaSport Education Outreach Programming to schools and the community in the National Capital Region and beyond (Renfrew, Pembroke, Kemtpville, Cornwall).
This is a full-day experiential learning opportunity for students and staff alike to gain a better understanding of parasport. Through an initial introductory presentation, student gain knowledge about the importance of physical activity for all, they get an opportunity to meet local para-athletes and they get a hands-on experience as they jump into parasport equipment and try the sports for themselves. This program also offers teachers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how they can adapt and modify their own class curriculum to meet the needs of students with a disability.
Examples of some of the sports are: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Curling, Boccia, Goal Ball, Sledge Hockey, Cross-Country Sit Skiing and Beep Baseball.
We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.