Pursuing Active Lifestyles
Safety for Independent Living
Recreation Program Financial Support
Inclusion Support to Participate in Programs
Red Cross Adapted Swim Lessons
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Adaptive Equipment Lending Program
An Attendant Pass enables an attendant or support worker to accompany a person with a disability to activities and/or events free of charge. Applications are completed in the name of the person with the disability, are required to be verified by a professional (Physician, Social Worker or representative of a disability agency) and must include a photo. Photos may also be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org.Certain restrictions may apply.
Please allow two to four weeks for processing.
Attendant Passes are recognized at the following venues. Other venues may accept Attendant Passes as well. Please call ahead of time to ensure your pass will be accepted.
- City of St. John's Facilities and Events
- Mile One Centre
- Arts and Culture Centre
- The Works/Aquarena
Application forms are available:
- at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
- by contacting Inclusive Services Staff at 709-576-4450
- by email: email@example.com
This program aims to teach adults over the age of 22 years who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities the basic skills needed for active living. Participants will take part in recreation and leisure activities in a friendly, relaxes atmosphere with caring leaders. To ensure a safe and inclusive environment, meeting all participants' needs, an Inclusive Services Application is required. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by September 5, 2016 to approve/confirm registration. For more information or to register please click here.
A program aimed to equip youth and adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities with life skills that will help them make confident choices, prevent potentially dangerous situations and live a safe life. For ages 15+. For more information and to register please click here.
Program subsidies are available for City of St. John's residents aged 18 and older facing financial barriers to participate in Recreation Division activities. A complete list of activities can be found on RecConnect
Application forms are available:
- At the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Road
- By contacting the Inclusive Services Staff at 709-576-4450
- By email email@example.com
A limited number of experienced staff are available to support participants in Recreation Division activities. Residents of the City of St. John's who require support or adaptations to participate in Recreation Division programs are advised follow the process outlined below. Please note, program space is limited and registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no additional cost for this service. To learn more about programs offered please see following links.
Residents please see the following process for requesting Inclusion Participant Support:
- Complete and return an Inclusive Services Application by the deadline date. Click here for a link to the Inclusive Services Application or contact Inclusive Services staff at 709-576-4450/6972 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer Programs Application Deadline: April 17*
- Fall Programs Application Deadline: July 17*
- Winter Programs Application Deadline: Nov. 17*
- Spring Program Application Deadline: Feb. 17*
- or the next business day
2. Completed applications will be reviewed and a staff person will contact you to discuss options and/or arrange an assessment of ability and need.
3. Inclusive Services may request permission to consult a reference who can verify the applicant's strengths and needs (i.e. a teacher, social worker, staff at another organization in which the individual is involved).
4. A decision regarding the application is made and the applicant/caregiver is contacted regarding registration procedures.
Non-Residents, please see the following process for requesting Inclusion Participant Support:
1. Registration for non-residents will take place seven calendar days after the registration for residents.
2. Non-residents are advised to complete steps one through four as noted above.
3. Non-residents will be contacted by Inclusion Services staff to discuss program availability.
Classes are available for any age swimmer who has a disability and requires an individualized or low ratio setting. Classes are progressive but begin with the basics of swimming and water safety. Aquatic experiences provide a variety of opportunities for people with disabilities to improve overall well-being. A parent or an aide may be required to support the swimmer in the water.
Please Note: A Canadian Red Cross Swimmer Information Intake Form is required to complete the registration. Program registration is dependent upon available resources and participant's ability to actively participate within a low ratio. The Division reserves the right to remove a participant, with a full refund, should they not be approved through Inclusive Services.
Offered Fall, Winter and Spring to groups servicing those facing ability related barriers. Groups are given the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure activities within a safe, supportive environment, with dedicated and experienced recreation staff. Program duration is 1 to 2 hours. Maximum group size is dependent upon barriers faced by participants and activity selected. Group leaders are expected to attend to support participants. Seasonal activities may include: Badminton, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Boccia, Crafting, Curling (Floor), Walking/Hiking, Healthy Life Styles Sessions, Low Impact Fitness, Low Impact Water Fitness, Soccer, Soccer-Baseball, T-Ball, T-ai Chi Chih, Team Building Activities, Wii Fitness, Yoga, and Zumba. Other activities may be available upon request.
Please Note: Fit Finders are based on instructor and equipment availability and may be weather dependent. For more information or to book a recreation program, please call 709-576-4450 or email email@example.com or click here.
An assistive hearing system is available within the Recreation Division. TTY/TDD service is available by calling Access St. John's at 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489).
Adaptive equipment and assistive devices are available to individuals who require them. A sit ski, ice sledge, snow coach and hippocampe all terrain wheelchair are available. Other specialized equipment such as fidget kits and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Recreation Equipment Bags are also available on loan. To enquire about having a loan of some of our equipment contact our Inclusive Services staff or please click here.
- Sit Ski
- Ice Sledge
- Snow Coach
- Fidget Kit