Programs

Our Adaptive Programs 

Welcome to the Abilities In Motion program, and thank you for choosing us for your adaptive paddling needs. Our organization was created to ensure everyone from all walks of life has the ability to enjoy the benefits of on-water recreational activities. Our programs have been running for 21 years in Alliston, ON, and more recently, 4 years in London, ON. We plan to fully launch a new location at Cherry Beach in Toronto, ON in 2022 thanks to our partnership with Toronto SUP & Kayak, this year (2021) we will be holding fundraising events to ensure our program will operate at full capacity for years to come.

One of our goals is to provide equipment, training, and programing to existing kayak and SUP rental companies across the country. Our programs have set the foundation to creating inclusive on-water recreational environments anywhere in Canada. 

We have experience working with a variety of disabilities, and cater to everyone including but not limited to:

Physical Disabilities 

  • Paraplegia

  • Quadriplegia

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • Hemiplegia

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Absent limb/reduced limb function

  • Dystrophy

  • Polio

​Intelectual & Learning Disabilities

 

Psychiatric Disabilities

Blind | Partially Sighted

Deaf | Deafened | Hard of Hearing

 

Neurological Disabilities

If you have any questions or need to get in touch with our team, please contact us. 

Program Locations

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London, ON

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Toronto, ON

Policies & Regulations

Cancellation

Abilities In Motion plans each adaptive paddling session.  Our volunteers arrive early to prepare the specialized equipment.  While we do understand that emergencies happen, please respect our volunteers and give us 24 hours' notice of cancellation.  Without this notice or reasonable explanation,  you may not be offered our specialized services again.

Behavior

Abilities In Motion operates with safety in mind.  At no time can we expose our volunteers to any harmful behaviour.  We encourage support workers to participate with the expectation that they will assist with behaviour of the adaptive paddler.

 

Confidentiality

Abilities In Motion ensures that all personal information and knowledge is kept private and is never shared beyond any AIM instructor and volunteer.