At the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, we strive to collaborate with partners, affiliates, members, supporters and stakeholders. We operate through consensus and consultation to achieve our common goal of creating a society where all Canadians lead active and healthy lives.
Our objective is to build a strong national network of member organizations in various sectors (health, sport, recreation, rehabilitation, education, disability and consumer groups) to make each Canadian community inclusive of people with disabilities and help build better programs, campaigns and policies.
What makes us unique?
The Active Living Alliance is the only Canadian organization dedicated to wellness of all citizens with a disability through active living, sport and recreation. We are committed to persons with a disability of all ages and all abilities, be it mobility, sensory, intellectual/cognitive, mental health or chronic disease.
The Active Living Alliance is a trusted source for powering the movement to get Canadians with a disability moving - a ‘go to’ source for knowledge, insight and understanding. We believe that physical activity, sport and recreation:
- Changes community attitudes about disability by placing the emphasis on ability rather than disability;
- Encourages those with a disability to see themselves in a positive way and be active members of society;
- Promotes outstanding physical health, mental wellness and social participation benefits for those with a disability.
In our commitment to build capacity, strengthen new and existing collaborations and facilitate communications amongst members and across multiple sectors, the Active Living Alliance is implementing a Contributory Membership model.
In essence, we are inviting organizations to join the Active Living Alliance for an annual fee that is affordable for their organization. In doing so, the member is contributing to the collective good, allowing the Active Living Alliance to support decision makers and program administrators in making recreation, sport and physical activities more inclusive for people with a disability.
We are pleased to offer to members access to our most popular resources, programs and training materials such as the 2-hour online version of Moving to Inclusion, a training resource to provide inclusive environments, programs and services for people with a disability; All Abilities Welcome, a resource to help program/service providers meet the challenge of offering an inclusive environment for persons with a disability; Youth Ambassadors Across Canada, a 5-module tool kit designed to inspire and assist youth with a disability to take action for healthy, active living; and Adapted Equipment Ideas, a resource showing how a physical activity or game can be adapted to meet the needs of individuals with varying levels of ability.
We will list here the name of the organizations who are members of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability.