The CLKD Family Support team and Whitney Bonnet of Grey Bruce Inclusive Playgroup are working together to design training and resources for local recreational leaders to create more inclusive opportunities within their programs. Seed funding for the project was generously provided by Community Foundation Grey Bruce, through their new Kids Can Play grant stream.
Join Community Living Kincardine & District for upcoming community training sessions.
Learn how to use inclusive practices in your program and create an environment where children of all abilities can thrive.
This training session is suitable for all recreation leaders that work with children and youth, including coaches, instructors, volunteers, municipal staff and parents.
Develop a clear understanding of the benefits of inclusive practices for children with and without disabilities
Break down common myths about inclusion
Learn how to create flexible and accessible environments and activities
Discuss practical tips and strategies for dealing with potential challenges including communication, behaviour, program constraints and peer interactions
Get tips on communicating a commitment to inclusion, from updated policies to marketing materials
Receive access to resources, templates and sample handouts
"I coach because everyone should play and I can make that happen"
- Dave Sora, Co-founder,
Centre for Accessible Sport and Play
"If we consider how much children without disabilities grow as a result of their involvement in activities, we can imagine what another child stands to lose when they are excluded from those same activities"
- Susan Stolz, Kids Included Together
What People are Saying About All Kids Can Play
“The workshop was a different perspective than what I have learned in Inclusion topic sessions provided through our Ontario Parks and Recreation Association. The All Kids Can Play workshop for me was looking from the perspective of the individuals with exceptionalities. It changed how I thought about inclusion”
“The workshop content did an effective job of emphasizing that it is everyone’s responsibility and we are all capable of providing inclusive and accessible facilities, opportunities and activities”
“So happy I went – well worth the time!”
Download a copy of the All Kids Can Play Workshop Booklet and a One Page Profile template:
OneAbility Inclusion Infographics
A series of graphic posters that cover topics such as meeting a person with a disability, benefits of inclusion, adaptive sport ideas and the importance of non-verbal communication.
Additional Education and Courses
Canadian Tire Jumpstart – Coaching All Abilities
Developed in partnership with Inclusion specialists from across the country, the low-cost Coaching Kids of All Abilities programs provides leaders with practical information and tools to ensure their sport, activity and community are inclusive, so that every child has a chance to fulfill their dreams. Courses include ‘Welcoming All Abilities’, ‘Inclusive Play Leadership Certificate’ and ‘Supporting Positive Behaviours’.
British Columbia – Action Schools!
With a goal to get all children moving, British Columbia created resources to support physical activity and physical literacy in schools and classrooms.
Move United Inclusive Playbook
A free 24 page, interactive workbook created for children in pre-K through 6th grade that focuses on disability awareness and adaptive sport. Teachers, coaches, youth leaders, families and disability advocates can use the Playbook to bridge the gap between individuals with and without disabilities.
Kids Included Together – Free Resources
A leader in the field of disability inclusion training, Kids Included Together has a robust library of inclusion resources, including videos, worksheets and reports. Topics include behaviour as communication, calming tools and strategies, using visual schedules, managing transitions and more.
Access more than 130 Disability Inclusion and Behaviour Support professional development courses from Kids Included Together to take your inclusive practices to the next level. Courses cover all age ranges, including infants, toddlers, children and youth. Create an account at KIT Academy to enroll for single courses or purchase the year-long All Access Pass.
Was created in partnership with Grey Bruce Inclusive Playgroup. This project was made possible by a grant from Community Foundation Grey Bruce.
The views and opinions expressed on this webpage do not necessarily reflect those of Community Foundation Grey Bruce.