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.*Physical activity is used in its broadest definition to include recreation and sport.
Benefits of Physical Activity for People with Disabilities include:
- Increased community participation
- Improved self esteem
- Increased strength to help cope with the daily stress of a disability
- Reduces likelihood of acquiring a secondary disabling condition
- Improved mental health and reduces isolation and loneliness.