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 2019

Community Groups
  • Artemis
  • ASG- Autism Services Group (CLV)
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Bluesheet Clubhouse- Cridge Center
  • Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
  • Camosun College
  • Canucks Autism Network
  • Covenant House
  • Crisis Shelter; Rights of Passage; Outreach
  • ECHO
  • Garth Homer Starr Program
  • Human Nature – New Roots Program
  • Inspire Health
  • Intercultural Association
  • Island Community Mental Health
  • Island Kids Cancer Association
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • NSMS – North Saanich Middle School
  • Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
  • North Shore Disability Resource Centre
  • Providing Resources and Independence for Youth Development (PRIYD)
  • Steps (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Prospect Lake Elementary
  • Sidney Elementary
  • Silver Threads
  • SJ Willis (Burnside)
  • Sooke Options for Community Living
  • South Island Distance Education School
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • Steps (Strathcona Mental Health)
  • Starlight
  • Student Work Experience and Adventure Program (SWEAP-West Vancouver Youth Outreach)
  • TCC- Teen Community Connections (CLV)
  • UVIC Society for Students with a Disability
  • VCC- Victoria Community Connections

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.