Adaptive Recreation programs support people living with a disability or barrier in experiencing inclusive recreational activities while exploring nature and their natural abilities. From land to sea, we adapt our programs to our participants and provide the equipment and support they may need to experience year-round adventures – and we encourage family to participate and share in the experience, too.
Our participants and their needs are as varied as the landscapes we explore together. From youth as young as seven to adults, we support everyone living with a variety of barriers, including cognitive and physical disabilities, mental health considerations, injuries and illnesses. Whether someone lives with autism or epilepsy, paraplegia or cancer, we can help them explore and experience nature.
This program is available in Victoria and Vancouver.
“It has helped me challenge myself beyond what I thought I would ever do.”
“I love Power To Be because it helps me have something to look forward to in my life. It helps keep me active and doing things that I love to do.”
“I have a significant disability and this experience like no other broadened my perspective and confidence of what I am able to do. The greatest barriers are the ones we create. This incredible experience certainly didn’t end that day as it left me with enduring senses of jubilation, tranquility, accomplishment and memories that will last my lifetime.”
With the support of our donors, all of our programs are subsidized, minimizing cost to our participants. Whether you sign up for a kayaking adventure or a hiking excursion, Adaptive Recreation adventures start at $10 each, and bursaries are available if cost is a barrier.
How to Join
- Contact us to learn more about our programs and start the intake process.
- Attend a meeting to review your intake forms.
- Attend a trial program to see if it’s the best fit for you.
- Sign up for upcoming adventures!
“Power To Be provides access to places I could never explore before with support from people who are not just my parents. Experiencing the new scenery is good for my spirit.”