About Us

Mission and Vision


A society where every person in Canada, regardless of background or ability, has the opportunity to be active and healthy across their lifespan.


 Leads and support a diverse network of organizations to be more inclusive in their physical activity* programming, policies and social and physical environments. We share best practices, connect stakeholders, and shape attitudes, values and philosophies about inclusion in communities across the country.

Goals for Action

The goals identified at the 1986 Jasper Talks - a national symposium on physical activity and disability - continue to guide our actions and initiatives. Central to each goal is the belief that the individual must be considered first when developing any program or service, and that the rights and dignity of the individual must always be respected.

Guiding Principles

Since 1986, when the Jasper Talks - a national symposium on physical activity and disability - introduced the five guiding principles, active living partners have used them as a foundation from which to develop goals and activities that promote active living for Canadians with disabilities.

Board of Directors – Coordinating Committee

Since its inception, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) has chosen to operate with its governing body being a Coordinating Committee rather than a Board of Directors. The reason is we are an Alliance that makes and achieves its goals through consensus, collaboration and consultation with our partners and stakeholders. Our governance is in the true spirit of a national network.


Partnerships are at the heart of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD). They form the foundation of all our accomplishments. By combining our collective efforts, working in partnership enables us to leverage expertise and develop resources that help organizations create inclusive opportunities and welcoming environments for Canadians with a disability.

Provincial and Territorial Affiliates

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) recognizes the importance of partnering with provincial and territorial affiliates across Canada to improve recreation, physical activity, and sport opportunities for individuals with a disability. Partnering with provincial/territorial associations creates a unique link between The Active Living Alliance, its affiliates, members, supporters, researchers and stakeholders. Our goal is to support all organizations and groups who are striving to ensure that inclusion is a cultural norm in communities across Canada!


Annual Reports and our Strategic Plan.