Our commitment is to promote and encourage people with disabilities and special needs (developmental, intellectual, behavioural, medical, physical and emotional) to participate in the wide range of activities offered throughout the City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.
We provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in recreation programs within their community at a level of participation suited to their ability, program choice and facility access. Participants are offered varied supports to promote safe and meaningful experiences.
Participation Options for Persons with a Disability:
- Integration into general program with additional support: We have a limited number of experienced staff who can provide support for people with disabilities in order for them to participate in various programs to the best of their abilities. A participant may provide their own one-on-one support person, however please contact the designated recreation staff for further details.
- Integration into general program without additional support: Participant can participate fairly independently. Staff should be made aware of any special requirements participant may need.
- Adapted Programs & Camps: Specialized programs designed for people with disabilities and have modified staff ratios. Specialized equipment is often provided.
Adapted Programs and Integrated Services employ a number of part-time staff throughout the year. Opportunities are available to interested individuals in a variety of different settings. We offer aquatic programs, social programs, full day camps and one- to-one support work. To find out more call, 416-394-8533. You can also visit the Jobs section on our website or go to any community centre and ask for the Hiring Now flyer.
Volunteering is a great way to gain experience, have fun and meet new people. Why not give it a try? We need people to assist, either on a one-to-one basis or small groups within our Adapted Programs and Integrated Services. If you have a desire and interest to work with people of all abilities, are able to encourage people with the various skills being taught, and enjoy a social atmosphere, we would like to hear from you.
Contact us at 416-394-8533 or apply in person to:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Adapted Programs and Integrated Services
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2