Who We Are

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of Ontarians with a disability, and their communities, by promoting healthy active living through Get Active Now.

About

We offer a one-stop source for facts on active living, practical resources, programs in your community and "how to" materials that enable individuals with disabilities, families, caregivers and professionals to access information.

Services:

  • Over the past year over 100,000 hits have been recorded at www.getactivenow.ca were you can access over 10,000 inclusive activities including camps, trails and local programs within your community.
  • Just over 150 organizations throughout Ontario have borrowed our equipment bags as part of the Get Active Now Equipment Loan Program, (currently 12 bags in circulation) and most recently 91 bags have been sold to a variety of organizations including: schools (St. Mary’s), children centres (ErinOak) and municipalities (Ajax). The Program currently has bags for children, youth and seniors where you can borrow our equipment and use our detailed resources to encourage people to actively participate.
  • One of most popular resources is the Inclusion Workshops, which are design to encourage people to include persons with a disability and provide awareness. Some of these presentations have included: municipalities (Ajax, Toronto), colleges (Mohawk, Cambrian), universities (Ottawa, Toronto), schools, camps (Kintail), private sector (Good Life Fitness Clubs) and non-profits (Extend a Family).
  • We offer a variety of inclusion resource materials (for free or to purchase) geared towards the disability community including: Get Active Now Tools; Inclusion Resources; Activity Fact Sheets; Books; such as Leisure, Integration and Community (2nd Edition); Get Active Now Equipment Bag;
  • Media resources including: posters, (currently 25 in the series), public service announcements, articles (Canada Camps and Abilities Magazine).
  • Each year Get Active Now presents prestigious awards which recognize the achievements of: individual, non-profit organizations and municipalities in improving the lives of Ontarians with disabilities.