Community Groups & Organizations

Community Groups & Organizations

Forms and Information Packages
Attendant Pass
Fit Finders
Information Distribution Resources
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Equipment Lending Program

Forms and Information Packages

Attendant Pass

An Attendant Pass enables an attendant or support worker to accompany an individual 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 to  inclusion@stjohns.ca. Certain restrictions may apply.

In some instances, Inclusive Services can issue an Attendant Pass for staff of agencies or organizations who support individuals with a disability. For more information please call 709-576-4450 or email inclusion@stjohns.ca.

Please allow 2 to 4 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 & Culture Centre
  • Metrobus
  • The Works/Aquarena

Application forms are available:

  • online
  • at the H.G.R Mews Community Centre
  • by contacting Inclusive Services staff at 709-576-4450
  • by emailing inclusion@stjohns.ca

Fit Finders

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 lifestyle 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 inclusion@stjohns.ca or Click Here.

Information Distribution

Resource information is available to the public on community recreation, leisure opportunities and inclusion services. Presentations and training for inclusion and sensitivity/disability awareness may be available to groups, students and agencies upon request, however we are unable to fulfill requests occurring between June and August.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Adaptive Equipment Lending Program

Adapted equipment and assistive devices are available to particpants who require them to participate in our programs and use our facilities. A sit ski, snow coach and hippocampe, all terrain wheelchair are available.  Specialized equipment such as fidget kits, Canadian Tire Jumpstart inclusive equipment bags, sensitivity and adapted materials are utilized in many of our programs throughout the year. Some specialized equipment may be available for loan to community partners. To enquire about having a loan of some of our equipment contact our Inclusive Services staff.

 

  •  Sit Ski


 

  • Snow Coach


 

  • Hippocampe