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

 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:

Blueprint: https://bit.ly/3dCQsIt

Bulletin: https://bit.ly/3uqyNt0

 

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 victoria.info@neilsquire.ca or call 250-634-4156 to get started.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.