Inclusive Sport and Recreation

This section provides information about the OneAbility Inclusive Sport and Recreation 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.

Inclusive Sport & Recreation Group

The goals of the OneAbility Inclusive Sport & Recreation constellation group are to:

    • Collaborate with OneAbility and community partners to facilitate the creation of new inclusive programs and partnerships to increase physical activity opportunities for individuals of all abilities
    • Strengthen and promote existing programs and partnerships to increase physical activity participation for individuals of all abilities
    • Raise awareness of the inclusive program opportunities available including support and resources by sharing information and removing barriers to finding information
    • Identify gaps in inclusive programs in the Greater Victoria region and facilitate opportunities to fill these gaps
    • Work collaboratively with other OneAbility constellation groups to facilitate training opportunities as they relate to building and leading inclusive programs
    • Identify existing resources to support organizations and individuals working in inclusive programs

Inclusive Sport and Recreation Chair: Sarah Black (sar.black3@gmail.com)