COVID-19 Programs

Programs continuing to be offered

OneAbility seeks to support their members by sharing content that will assist members in their planning. This content is not owned or created by OneAbility nor does OneAbility endorse this content. Organizations should continue to seek guidance from the Provincial Medical Health Officers and seek legal advice and talk to their insurance providers prior to moving forward with returning to programming or operations

Special Olympics Non Stop November Challenge

SOBC has created an interactive calendar to keep athletes moving all month! Each day has a link to a new activity to keep you active and healthy this November! Find the calendar here.

Walk and Wheel- MOVE and UVIC

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC -Virtual Programs

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC continues to host virtual yoga classes, support groups, and more. Check out their monthly program calendar here!

 BC Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball for beginners is open to all. It will include wheelchair basketball skills and fitness that can be modified for many abilities. Log in to check it out if you are curious about the sport and want to learn more! Registration/waiver is required but please contact Nadine@bcwbs.ca for more questions. No sports wheelchair required.

To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/831024727697752

BC Wheelchair Basketball (Girls Only)

Go Time is a GIRLS ONLY event hosted by BC Wheelchair Basketball.

It is open to Girls aged 8-18 years, all abilities, adapted sport & inclusive sessions.
GO Time was created to help empower girls with physical disabilities across the province while introducing them to new sports and life skills, while also creating connections and friendships throughout our community.

To register for the sessions click here

The 2020 Canadian Eboccia Open is a virtual event that will take place from November 24th – December 6th. It is open to all athletes across Canada and also includes a category for family and friends. More information on the event and how to register can be foundhere.

Learn more and register here.

We are excited to announce we will be offering a FREE chair based group exercise class online via Zoom. If you are interested please email moveadaptedfitness@gmail.com. This class is inclusive to all abilities.

Can Assist

CanWork:

The @universityofvictoria CanAssist and Co-operative Education Departments have created a new program called CanWork!
This pilot project is designed for students who identify as having a disability and or mental health challenge, and are interested in gaining hands on, degree related work experience.
CanWork begins with a seven-week online course component, and then each student will have a job coach who is available to assist them to find a co-op experience for the Spring 2021 term and support them along the way.
To learn more go to www.canwork.info

North America Indigenous Games

 

Click here to sign up! 

 

Special Olympics BC

The all-new Virtual Fit Families and Friends is a virtual walking club, with the collective goal of walking around the province and visiting each Local along the way! This program provides great opportunities for Special Olympics BC athletes to get outside, exercise, and connect with others virtually to create engaging and supportive social networks. So let’s get moving and get that heart rate up!
Find full instructions here.

 

Easter Seals Day Camp Registration – NOW OPEN

Sign-Up For City Adventure Day Camp in Victoria or Vancouver! Choose from a list of dates and activities and tailor a schedule to what your camper enjoys best. Activities will include everything from swimming and game days in the park, to talent shows, movie days and art.

Participants will arrive at the designated meeting point by 9:00 am, and return back to the original meeting area to be checked out by 3:30-4:00 pm.

Registration is $60 per day per participant.  Register here.

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development Online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and desire to support staff onboarding virtually, HIGH FIVE National has released PHCD-C, a special online version of the core program, Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD).

This two-hour recorded course covers all the key elements of the PHCD content, including the five principles and three design guidelines, and features a number of games as well.

The cost of PHCD-C is $30 per person. To register for PHCD-C click here.

HIGH FIVE – Healthy Minds for Healthy Children Online

HIGH FIVE® is now offering Healthy Minds for Healthy Children (HMHC) online as a stand alone course and resource to prepare your staff who will be working with children post-pandemic.

HMHC is a $15, 1-hour online training and downloadable resource to help those working with children to positively influence their mental health. This training builds on the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development and provides engagement strategies for nurturing resilience in children.
 
Please note: If you have already taken a HIGH FIVE SPORT or PHCD, this training is available for free on your HIGH FIVE account.

I·SPARC is excited to announce the second series of our FitNation At Home Workout Series – Lockdown Edition!

On June 12th, 2020, I·SPARC will be sharing the first of four new FitNation Home Workouts that are designed and facilitated by trained FitNation leaders from throughout the province!

With our second series, we’re providing variations on the FitNation classics. The difficulty level for these workouts will vary, but all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate! Some workouts will require:

  • A Chair
  • Yoga Mat or Towel
  • Resistance Band(s)
  • Agility ladder (or tape to make your own agility ladder pattern)

Remember you can always visit our YouTube channel for our saved Modified, Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced workouts.

Each Friday (starting June 12th) we’ll send out an email with your new workout for the week. All our workouts will be available on our YouTube channel for you to access your FitNation workout anytime that works for you. After all FitNation is for anyone, anytime, anywhere! See you online

Summer Inclusion Service (SIS) Alternative Activities Booklet: Virtual & Social Distanced Activity Options for Children

Click here to download SIS Alternative Activities Booklet 

Don’t forget about Cerebral Palsy Association of BC‘s online programs happening all this month! To join, download the Zoom app and insert the Meeting ID and password for the program. Contact programs@bccerebralpalsy.com if you have any questions.

Fun Fitness Friday Workout – Facebook 
Visit MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of BC on Facebook for Fun Fitness Friday Workouts!
FREE
Physical Literacy Sessions on Facebook
Chris Wright, Manager of Physical Literacy Development at PISE, is sharing fun games and activities to stay active at home. Follow PISE on Facebook to view these videos.
FREE

Self-Guided activities: 

  • Nature Journaling – Take some time to reflect on a space in nature that is significant to you with a creative prompt this week. Check out the link here to inspire you to write, type, create, or talk about your favourite place in nature and all that it has to offer! 
    Virtual Program: 
  • Video by Nathan and Carter – Join two of Power To Be’s participants Nathan and Carter as they show us how they spend time outdoors, and share some tips for being outside including exploring, staying hydrated, and being prepared with a whistle and compass.

    External Resources: 

  • Diversify Outdoors – Diversify Outdoors is a coalition of social media influencers promoting diversity in outdoor recreation and conservation. Check out this page for videos and articles highlighting inclusion and diversity in the outdoors! 
  • Color Outside – Hear from Nailah Blades Wylie about founding Color Outside, a safe place for women of color to come together through outdoor adventures. This video is the first episode of the Everyone Outside series! 
  • Native-Land –  Find out more about the local Indigenous territories and languages of the world with this interactive map 

Virtual Park Tour with Pablo

An amazing virtual tour experience created by Power To Be‘s Pablo! Take a tour through one of our favourite parks in the Greater Victoria area, Francis/King Regional Park! Wander the trails and learn about the local flora and fauna (we recommend heading to the settings and turning on the audio for the narrated experience). Click the button below to check it out!

Virtual Tour

Fun resources from the web

Life Cycles Gardening Resources – If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own food or an array of spring flowers, Life Cycles has put together this incredible resource list with everything you need to know to get your own garden blooming!

Stigma Free Society Wellness Toolkit –  Looking for some new activity ideas? Try learning calligraphy or planning a themed food night! The Stigma-Free Society site is constantly refreshing with new activity ideas and has some conversation starters that can help you check in with yourself and those around you.

Modified Fitness and Blind Alive Fitness – Breathe, stretch, strengthen and tune into your body through movement! Both Blind Alive Fitness and West Shore Parks and Recreation provide guidance on how to stay moving while staying at home.

Want to start growing your own food?

Power To Be has partnered up with the City of Victoria in their “Get Growing, Victoria!” initiative. This initiative provides people with seedlings of various herbs and vegetables so that you can try your hand at growing your own food. Power To Be will also provide small planter boxes and potting soil for anyone who would like to participate in this but does not have existing garden space or spare pots. This initiative is intended to support novice gardeners who live in a variety of different household settings (house, condo, apartment, etc…).  In addition to this, we will also be sending out resource videos and information on how to plant and care for your seedling starters! If this is of interest to you, please email victoriaprograms@powertobe.ca by Monday, May 18thand answer the following questions:

  1. Name, phone number, street address.
  2. Email address
  3. Do you need a planter box and soil?
  4. Can you pick up your garden package at our Prospect Lake Site on either June 3rd or June 4th between 4pm and 7pm? (If you do not have access to transportation, we will figure out a plan for you to get your package!)

Thank you and happy gardening!!

 

SCI & U is a one-on-one coaching program to help Canadians with SCI lead healthy lives. You don’t need to leave home to participate and you don’t need to pay. It’s a research-based program and thanks to our funders, it’s free for participants

The SCI & U Program covers health topics like medical issues, stress management, diet, and exercise; and behaviour-change topics like problem-solving and goal setting. Learn more here.

 

Jumpstart has created an inclusive resource hub to keep Canadians active. FREE at-home workouts, ballet classes, activity booklets and more are available here.

 

Supporting Positive Behaviour and Welcoming All Abilities

eLearning Registration:

In partnership with Sport For Life Society, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, Canucks Autism Network, Coaching Association Canada and Défi sportif AlterGo, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities developed Coaching Kids of All Abilities. Use code JSCAN-A2B3C4D for free access.

Click here to access the eLearning.