Certified Equine-Assisted Learning Program (EAL)

Our Certified Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) program takes individuals out of the regular classroom setting and ratchets up their critical skills and contemporary through horse/human interactin.

Participants leave with a solid toolkit for success, memories that will remain and improved morale, which translates into improved self-confidence, problem solving skills and leadership development. 

This is an interactive team and leadership development program with irrefutable results. To register please email info@taraonline and/or call/text 905-683-5050 - http://www.taraonline.ca/equine-assisted-learning

Children age 16 and under are eligible for a $500 Fitness Tax Credit for participating in qualifying recreation programs. Children who receive the Disability Tax Credit, age 18 and under, are eligible for an additional credit of $500.


Level Up Fitness Academy

We design specialized fitness training programs for adults and youth with autism and developmental disabilities. We incorporate ABA into our programs, focus on fun and reinforcement, and utilize specialty equipment to enhance safety. Our training is done in our studio in Etobicoke. We also have stand alone small group drop in classes that are scalable for all abilities. More information is available here - http://www.levelupfitness.ca/specialized-fitness.html


Sport Ball is a private organization offering group sport instruction for children, in a variety of locations across the city.
Visit http://www.sportball.ca/ or call (905) 882-4473, or (416)631-0036, Fax: (905) 882-8453,  or email sportball@sympatico.ca

Karate For Progress-Youth/Adult Special Needs Program
Karate classes for children & adults with a range of special needs including: autism, Asperger's, ADD, cerebral palsy, Down's, Prader-Willi, etc.
Ronen Pomeranc D.Ac. M.T. B.A.

Canoe/Kayak & Dragon Boat Racing
The Balmy Beach Canoe Club offers a dragon boat program for youth ages 10 and up with special needs. Each participant is expected to be accompanied by a parent, caregiver, or other helper. The helper is welcomed for no cost. Sessions run through July at the Balm Beach Canoe Boathouse at Coxwell and Lakeshore Blvd. For more informatio, contact Colleen Didur, 416-364-9413, bbcc@rogers.com.

Recreation Outreach
"The purpose of recreation outreach is to support active, healthy living for children and youth with disabilities and their families..." Contact them for ideas on accessing recreation opportunities in the community, for advocacy with recreation service providers, and for community development support. Call 416-425-6220 x 3542 or 3541.

Parks and Recreation
Each of the four Toronto's Parks and Recreation divisions has an Adapted and Integrated Services department that offers support for individuals with special needs to attend parks and recreation programs, as well as specialized programs. Check the Fun Guide for your region (pick up at your local library or visit the city's web site http://www.toronto.ca/parks/torontofun/index.html.

North York Ski Centre, Earl Bales Park, has an inexpensive ski program (~$75
for the season). Minimum age is 10 years old. Contact Amber Panchyshyn at
amber224 at gmail.com.

Get Active Now
"We are committed to making a difference in the lives of Ontarians with a disability, and their communities, by promoting healthy active living... We offer a one-stop source for facts on active living, practical resources, programs in your community and "how to" materials " Visit their web site at http://getactivenow.ca/

High Five
HIGH FIVE® is a quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs for children aged 6-12. Visit http://www.highfive.org/Static/index.cfm for details.

Variety Village
Variety Village, in the south-west part of Scarborough, offers a wide variety of recreation programs throughout the year. Family memberships are subsidized for families with a member who has special needs. Call 416-699-7161 or  visit  http://www.varietyontario.ca/village/index.htm.

Laura Hunter's Steps Programs
Laura Hunter offers a variety of physical development programs for children of all abilities ages 16 months to 16 years. Programs include gym skills, biking, therapeutic horseback riding and summer camp. Visit http://www.stepsprograms.com/

Hockey Association for the Developmentally Associated
Offers hockey programs in a variety of locations. Call 416-749-1450 or email hadcgladiators@sympatico.ca.

Variety Village also offers swimming programs, both integrated and for special needs only. Call 416-699-7161 or http://www.varietyontario.ca/village/index.htm.

The Rosedale Gym Club runs a specially designed gymnastics program for individuals with special needs, 18 months and up, in their appealling and well-equipped club located on Laird Drive. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m., 5 - 6 p.m., Saturdays 12:45 - 1:45. Call 416-778-9912, email rosedalegymclub@rogers.com, or visit www.rosedalegymclub.com.

Special Hockey International http://www.specialhockeyinternational.org/  


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