Community and Awareness Building

This section provides information about the OneAbility Community and Awareness Building constellation group

Constellation Groups

OneAbility is a collaborative of community partners that aims to provide leadership to enhance the adapted sport and physical activity landscape. Employing a collective impact model, OneAbility has the potential to strengthen and improve programs, build capacity and raise awareness. The collaborative provides new opportunities by developing innovative technologies that contribute to the body of research in adapted sport, enhance the performance in the field of play and deliver assistive technologies including adapted equipment to individuals. With the agreement to collaborate, OneAbility mitigates competition within the region, builds on our individual and collective strengths, and pursues options that complement and extend the assets of the “whole”. The collaborative is greater than the sum of its parts. OneAbility consists of four constellation groups, composed of members from multiple community partners. The constellation groups receive oversight support and direction from the stewardship group of key partners.

Community and Awareness Building Group

The goals of the OneAbility Community and Awareness Building constellation group are to:

  • Build awareness around effective practice for inclusion
  • Promote inclusive programs, events, resources and services that currently exist in the community
  • Engage with potential partners and the community to create more opportunities for individuals with all abilities to be physically active
  • Facilitate participation of OneAbility members in local sport and recreation events to increase exposure of inclusive activities
  • Collaborate with other OneAbility constellations to increase awareness of inclusive physical activity opportunities in the community including programs, events, training and education opportunities

Community and Awareness Building Chair: Laura Guido (workout@moveadaptedfitness.ca)