Vital Signs is a community report card initiative through The Victoria Foundation. OneAbility members Jackie Gay, Paralympic Silver Medalist, and Sarah Black, owner of Athletic Therapy Plus and chair of Victoria Wheelchair Sports were featured on this years cover bringing awareness to inclusion in the community. How do you think we stack up? Read the report to find out!
ASH, viaSport’s Accessibility Sport Hub, provides a human-centered platform to help athletes, teachers, parents, coaches, sport leaders and administrators find and share sport disability and accessibility tools, resources and programs more quickly and easily. Check out the video below to learn more about how ASH can help you:
This webinar was delivered on June 6 2017 by Alyssa Hindle of CanAssist and Andrea Carey of Sport for Life Society. Attendees of this webinar learned how OneAbility came to be, its structure and governance, as well as how to create similar collaborative and innovative hubs within other regions. OneAbility is a collaborative of community partners that provides leadership to enhance the adapted sport and physical
activity landscape in Greater Victoria and beyond. Employing a collective impact style model, OneAbility strengthens and improves programs, builds capacity and raises awareness. OneAbility’s vision is to establish Greater Victoria as a leading vibrant Hub for adapted physical activity that optimizes full inclusion for individuals living with disabilities to engage in recreational, developmental and high performance sport.
This webinar was delivered on May 30 2017 by Andrea Carey, Sport for Life Society. This webinar introduced participants to the concept of Inclusive Physical Literacy and how it ties into the definition of Physical Literacy. It also explored the facets of offering inclusive programming, and how organizations need to intentionally plan for this to happen. The webinar also covered how the organizational structure is key for offering a supportive and welcoming environment for persons with a disability.
This webinar was delivered on June 13 2017 and includes information on client demographics, space/equipment considerations, person first language usage, client approach, dealing with difficult situations and direct training methods to increase both client outcomes and coach/instructor comfort.
Click HERE to view the Inclusive Fitness Webinar Slides, or watch the webinar below!
This OneAbility Handbook was created as a resource to support certified fitness professionals while working with clients with different disabilities and various barriers to physical activity. The disabilities profiled in this handbook (amputation, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and vision impairment) were selected to fill the gap in pre-existing resources. As such, some prevalent disabilities, including spinal cord injuries, were not included in this handbook as other valuable resources currently exist. Please refer to the Appendix of this handbook for a list of resources for working with individuals with spinal cord injuries.