Resources From Our Members

Resources that our members are offering

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

 Annual Sport for Life Canadian Summit

On May 11-12, 2022, let’s reflect—as individuals, organizations, and sectors—on where we were, what we have learned, and where we want to be. Let’s reconnect in meaningful ways, as connection fosters understanding, creativity and progress. And let’s reimagine a collaborative, resilient system where the sport, recreation, health and education sectors are truly aligned and working together to address barriers and strive towards quality sport programming and physical literacy development that is equitably available to everyone.

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 A Story-Based Practical Resource for Coaches and Coach Educators in Disability Sport

An interdisciplinary team of researchers (with expertise in quality participation and coaching in disability sport) have produced a creative nonfiction (i.e., an evidence-informed short story) titled ‘From One Coach to Another: A Story of Transformational Coaching in Disability Sport’. This learning tool was created for and can be used by disability sport coaches in entry level and developmental coaching domains. The tool is meant to demonstrate and provide information about coach behaviours that facilitate quality experiences for athletes with disabilities. 

Coaches play a key role in shaping the sport experiences of athletes with a disability, representing an important point of intervention for enhancing the quality of athletes’ experiences in disability sport. Evidence-informed learning tools for coaches of athletes with disabilities are necessary not only for coach education, but for the potential to impact athletes’ experiences and outcomes. 

View the short story and accompanying question guide at:

 Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

Click Here to access the Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

 Physical Activity and Physical Literacy for All

SPAPL Project:
The School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project is a multicomponent, school-based health promotion initiative for B.C. elementary schools. The project will provide both in-person and online professional development opportunities to build the capacity of B.C. elementary school educators to increase their confidence and competence in delivering quality physical activity and physical literacy opportunities at school, and support links to mental well-being. The project is being prototyped across a diverse subset of school districts and schools in British Columbia.
Physical Activity and Physical Literacy for All (Diverse Abilities):
Throughout British Columbia, generalist educators can be found in the gymnasium leading their students through varying physical activities. The School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project is aimed at removing potential barriers for generalist elementary educators through increased professional development opportunities and providing easy, user friendly, and accessible resources to support them in delivering on the curriculum. This training is one of many, designed to equip educators with the knowledge and confidence to increase physical activity participation and develop physical literacy with their students.



 Physical Activity and Physical Literacy for All Webinar

Wondering how to adapt your K-7 physical literacy instruction to meet the needs of all your students? This is the webinar for you! Learn how to modify activities for students with diverse physical and intellectual abilities. Get great hands-on tips and ideas to include all your students in activity and the development of physical literacy.

This webinar was presented by Karen Natho.

CLICK HERE to view the webinar!


 A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The Canadian Disability Participation Project was approached by and partnered with Ausome Ottawa to produce A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Blueprint is tailored to recreational sport and physical activity programs for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and introduces coaches and volunteers to key concepts that underpin quality participation (i.e., the building blocks of quality participation) to better facilitate quality sport experiences for young athletes with autism spectrum disorder. The Blueprint provides evidence-based strategies for building quality participation in such programs.

Links to the Resources:




Victoria program offers those with disabilities free employment assistance amid COVID-19

The Working Together Program is a free employment program for persons with self-identified disabilities. It helps participants prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It is a participant-centred program which uses blended learning to help individuals reach their personal employment related goals. They serve people with disabilities and their future employers, filling gaps in services and expertise until government and industry can directly pursue the benefits of a diverse society and workforce.

For more info on Working Together or if you’re ready to register, you can email or call 250-634-4156 to get started.



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.



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.


CanAssist Free Inclusion & Accessibility Webinar Series


Please join the CanAssist Employer Engagement team for a free weeklong webinar series August 8th-12th on Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace. Register for each topic via the link: 

Inclusive Language and How to be a Supportive Co-worker: Aug 8, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm 

 In this workshop you will become familiar with what, why, and how to use inclusive language. We will discuss ableism and its effect on the language we use, and how we can update our vocabularies to reflect inclusion. At the end of this workshop you will feel prepared to be a supportive co-worker, and reflect on why language is so important.

Inclusive Hiring: Aug 9th, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm 

 In this workshop you will become familiar with what inclusive hiring is, why it’s important, and how to modify or adapt your already existing hiring practices to be more inclusive. We will cover discussing disclosure and accommodations, and provide examples of inclusive job postings and hiring strategies.

 Inclusive Onboarding: Aug 10th, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

 In this workshop you will become familiar with the onboarding process and why inclusive onboarding is so important. We will discuss accommodations, combating assumptions, and the importance of universal design. We will discuss onboarding timelines, and how to foster a culture of openness amongst your team.

Job Carving and Supportive Employment: Aug 11th, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

In this workshop you will become familiar with the What, Why, and How of Job Carving and Supportive Employment. We will discuss the benefits and barriers to each, cover some myths and facts, and learn about the role of a job coach during Supportive Employment.

Employers Rights and Responsibilities around Accessibility: Aug 12th, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

In this workshop you will become familiar with both employee’s and employer’s rights surrounding accessibility, what it means for something to be accessible, and what stands in the way of accessibility. What are employer’s responsibilities in providing accommodations and accessible work, and how can employers reflect these responsibilities and take action through policies and procedures in the workplace. 

To request accommodations for the presentation please email Emily Jackson at or Emily Tibbitts at

Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

The IACDI committee is based on advocacy for disability in the greater Victoria region and is a common place where many individuals reach out. 

The IACDI believes in the value of partnerships so that we can continue to make accessibility improvements. Together, we can create more inclusive communities to live, work and play!

2022 Meeting Schedule

  • No meeting in June, social instead T.B.A.
  • No meetings in July or August – Summer Break
  • Thursday, September 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • No meetings in November or December

 Living with CP Resource Guide

Poster reads: Living with CP: A Resource Guide for families and their children with cerebral palsy and complex needs. South Vancouver Island and Surrounding Islands. Presented by Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, Funded by Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Belonging Matters Program Intercultural Strategies.

The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia has released its South Vancouver Island Guide.

Check it out at

FitNation Leader Training


May 4 – 6, 2022
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
(Richmond, BC)

FitNation Leader Application:

Please note that all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to show proof of vaccination (i.e. vaccine passport) at event.

Aide Canada

AIDE and partners have created many toolkits, webinars and infographics covering a wide range of topics from education, to housing and beyond specifically for BC.

Below is a link to the Overview created:


Other helpful resources included on the website are

  • a free, nation-wide lending library
  • a database of articles and research summaries focused on autism and/or intellectual disability 
  • a national map of autism and/or intellectual disability programs and services
  • a calendar of events, including on-demand streaming of past recorded webinars, 

and several other features that we hope will be very valuable to our community. The direction and applications of the site were developed after many months of community consultations, quantitative surveys and focus groups with autistic self-advocates, parents, family members, service providers and educators.

AccessNow App

AccessNow is sharing accessibility information about places around the world.
Search for specific places like a restaurant, hotel or store, or browse the map and see what is nearby with the accessibility features you require.  If info isn’t already on the map, you can add it yourself and contribute to our worldwide community.   Filter the map by category and tags and find the access that you need now.

Visit to learn more or download the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Jumpstart Inclusive Multisport Court

As construction is just around the corner for the new @CTJumpstart Inclusive Multisport Court, we have started to explore programming ideas and would love your input.

Please email us at to share your ideas .To learn more about this project, visit

Everybody Moves Resource Hub

BC Alliance for Healthy Living and the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative have launched the much anticipated EverybodyMoves Resource Hub!

The Hub is a one-stop shop for sport and recreation leaders who want to ensure physical activity is as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Physical activity is vital for one’s health, and yet we know many British Columbians face visible and invisible barriers to regular activity.

For example, nearly half of adults with disabilities don’t get any aerobic physical activity, and people identifying as lesbian, gay and bisexual of all ages are less likely to participate in sports.

The consequences for not being physically active are serious. People who don’t engage in physical activity are more likely to have increased mental and emotional health issues, decreased immune function and inflammation, and are more at risk for developing chronic illnesses.

BC clearly needs solutions to get us all active, and the EverybodyMoves Resource Hub is part of the answer! Read more here.

Canadian Practices in Inclusive Recreation

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability has released a casebook which offers practical examples of policies, programs and practices to encourage continued growth in inclusion and access to recreation for people with disabilities across Canada. Click here to find out more about what each province is doing to ensure inclusive recreation and sport opportunities are provided throughout their communities. 

 Jumpstart Resource Hub

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.

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