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Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Programs for Persons with a Special Need

This is with the City of Toronto and a program designed integrate those with a disability with City’s programs. I registered my older one in some city program a few weeks ago and stumbled across this program they have. I called the line for my district and the gentlemen was so kind and helpful. He explained the program thoroughly which is also available online. You have to register for this 4 weeks in advance before the next season of program as it might take that long before you get approved. I’ll update my progress after I get the approval. Forgot to mention the cost is minimum.

Contact Information
District Telephone Contact
Etobicoke York District
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2
416-394-8746 Community Recreation Programmer
416-394-8533 Administration
TTY: 416-394-8534
North York District
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St., 3rd Fl.
North York, ON M2N 5V7
416-395-6183 Community Recreation Programmer
TTY: 416-395-6115
Scarborough District
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, 5th Fl.
Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
416-396-7760 Community Recreation Programmer
TTY: 416-396-4116
Toronto & East York District
East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Ave.
Toronto, ON M4C 5R1
416-397-4923 Community Recreation Programmer
416-397-4690 Administration
TTY: 416-392-4773

 

You will need to complete forms that staff will mail to you. I got this emailed to me in PDF format and filled it in and emailed it back.

Staff will schedule an intake interview with you and register you or your child into a confidential database to help match appropriate services and programs. You are then given an Adapted Integrated Services (AIS) membership.

Once you have your AIS membership, you can register for Adapted Programs. Visit How to Register for Recreation Programs.

Please note: If requesting integration services, add your name to a waitlist.

I think the best part of this program is the integration. IF you are able to join the general program they offer a max of 2 week per child at designated summer camps for 1:1 or 1:2 or 1:3 ratio. You can get the support person for one recreational program per season too. Now I can’t speak on the quality of this at the moment but last week at my older’s swimming lessons there was a family there with a support person. That person got in the pool and help assisted and there was another person sitting on the bench watching. I doubt you will get 2:1 support but it was good having another set of eyes.

For those interested in swimming please note only a handful of pools are kept as designated warm pool.

Warm Water Pools
 Location Phone# Pool Type Temperature
ETOBICOKE/YORK
Gus Ryder Pool and Health Club 416-394-8726 Warm Water 87 – 88 F30 -31 C
NORTH YORK
Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre 416-395-7585 Therapeutic 100 – 102 F38 -39 C
SCARBOROUGH
Agincourt Community Recreation Centre 416-396-8343 Warm Water 90 – 92 F32 – 33 C
Birchmount Community Centre 416-396-4018 Warm Water 90 – 92 F32 – 33 C
TORONTO/EAST YORK
Mary McCormick Recreation Centre 416-392-0742 Warm Water 88 F / 31 C
Scadding Court Community Centre 416-392-0335 Warm Water 88 F / 31 C
Regent Park Aquatic Centre 416-338-2237 Warm Water
Therapeutic
86 F / 30 C
99 F / 37 C

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