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. We partner with other non-profits, who bring their participants to our programs, helping them access adventures they wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience.

Who is it for?

From groups of youth as young as seven to adults of all ages, we offer programs to other organizations who support participants who live with a variety of barriers, including cognitive and physical disabilities, mental health considerations, injuries and illnesses in Vancouver and Victoria. Community groups bring their participants to Power To Be, and our team facilitates a variety of activity options.

What adventures are offered?

This program is available in Victoria and Vancouver. Program locations vary based on activity; however, all locations are accessible and many are near public transit. Our adventures happen year-round, with programs offered week days and weekends.  Depending on the activity, programs are offered  either during the day or in the evening. Most of  our programs are half or one-day in length, with  occasional overnight adventures.

See our activity descriptions.

What does it cost?

With the support of our community, all of our programs are subsidized, minimizing cost to groups. Program fees are based on type and length of activity, as well as group size. The typical rate for a 2.5-hour program for up to 12 people is $100. Bursaries are available if cost is a barrier and we will discuss the fees with you directly based on your needs.

Who we worked with in 2017

Community Groups
  • 1Up Victoria Single Parent Society
  • Artemis Place Society
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria
  • Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions
  • Camosun College
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • Canuck Autism Network
  • Children’s Development Center
  • Children’s Heart Network
  • Community Living Victoria
  • Covenant House
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Garth Homer Society
  • Greater Victoria School District
  • Inclusion Works! South Island
  • Inspire Health
  • Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
  • Island Community Mental Health
  • Island Health
  • Island Kids Cancer Association
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
  • Minerva BC
  • Mosaic Learning Society Victoria
  • North Shore Connexions Society
  • North Shore Disability Resource Centre
  • Phoenix Human Servies
  • Rare Disease Foundation
  • Saanich Neighborhood Place
  • Saanich Parks and Recreation
  • Saanich School District
  • Sooke Options for Community Living Association
  • South Island Distance Education School
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
  • Strathcona Mental Health
  • Vancouver Island Children’s Health Foundation
  • Vancouver Parks Board
  • Victoria Community Connections
  • Victoria Society for Children with Autism
  • West Vancouver Youth Outreach

How to Join

  1. Contact us to learn more about our programs and the intake process.
  2. Attend a meeting to discuss your group’s goals.
  3. Attend a pilot program to see if it’s the best fit for you.