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 2020

Community Groups
  • Artemis Place Secondary
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
  • Camosun College
  • Canuck Autism Network
  • Community Living Victoria
  • Covenant House
  • ECHO-Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Foundry
  • InspireHealth
  • Intercultural Association
  • Island Community Mental Health
  • Island Kids Cancer Association
  • Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
  • North Saanich Middle School
  • North Shore Disability Resource Centre
  • PivotPoint
  • PRIYD-Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Prospect Lake Elementary
  • Silver Threads
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • Starlight
  • STEPS-Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Steps Services
  • Victoria Community Connections
  • Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society
  • 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.