Sports, culture and recreation

New Research, July 2017

Sport Policy Scan – We have now completed, and are proud to present, the third of three specialized policy scans corresponding to the research priorities of the Canadian Disability Participation Project.  Policy Governing Sport and Exercise for People with Disabilities in Canada summarizes policy governing disability sport in 10 provincial, 3 territorial and the federal governments in Canada.  The emphasis of the federal government is on high-performance sport and national/international competition, whereas the priority of the provinces and territories is on recreational sport, fitness and physical activity.

Research

Main street accessibility – In 2011, Dr. Mary Ann McColl and summer student Katherine Irwin worked with Bill Adair of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to conduct an accessibility audit of Main street businesses and shops in the village of Thornbury.

Access 2 entertainment – In 2011, Max Beck of Easter Seals Canada worked with several partners from Queen’s University to conduct an on line survey focused on the Access 2 Entertainment Program.

People of all abilities on a canoe trip