Looking for more ways to stay active?

Take a look at some of the resources our partners and others in the community are providing during this time. This list is a working document and is by no means exhaustive. Please reach out if you have any additional resources that should be added to the page.  

Last updated: May 19, 2020

SCI-BC Virtual Peer Sessions

  • SCI BC peers are hosting something every night of the week, including peer-led home workouts and yoga sessions!

Disability Foundation Virtual Programs

  • A list of programs from affiliated Societies working to virtually deliver programs and to reach out and check-in with participants and volunteers.

Let’s Play

  • Let’s Play is offering online adaptive physical activity sessions for kids with disabilities 12 and under.  These virtual sessions will provide a light medium workout during 30-40 minute sessions with activities and movements to support the development of physical literacy, good posture and a healthy heart.  Sport wheelchair not required.

Get in Motion

  • Get in Motion is a free telephone-based physical activity coaching for Canadian adults with physical disabilities. Users can connect with trained coaches through phone and/or video calls as frequently as they like.

Power to Be

  • Power to Be features a number of ways to stay connected including virtual programs, self-guided activities, and online resources. Spend time checking out their Virtual Tours, sing-alongs, and fun outdoor activites for the whole family.

General Resources from the Rick Hansen Foundation

  • Now, more than ever, it’s important to both keep up to date with the latest information and look after your physical and mental well-being. The Rick Hansen Foundation has compiled a variety of resources that may be useful during this time, as well as links to other groups who have consolidated similar resources.

Disability Alliance BC – COVID-19 Supports and Programs

  • Check out this helpful outline that provides an overview of the additional supports and measures that may be of assistance during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Canadian national team athlete mental health resource list

  • The Canadian National Team and Game Plan have put together a list of mental health resources to help athletes during this time.

Athlete-to-Athlete

  • Athlete-to-Athlete is an athlete-only Co-op discussion for those in preparation for Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    These calls are designed to help athletes connect with peers and gain new insight, perspective and support among those who share challenges. Talks are always confidential to promote open (even difficult) topics, which you are encouraged to bring up.

COPSIN Webinars for Athletes and Coaches

  • Game Plan and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) are offering a special series of monthly webinars for coaches and athletes only. This will give you an opportunity to connect, learn and provide you additional support during this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. Register for the sessions that you are interested in as well as stay tuned for monthly updates on new topics.

Coaching Resources from viaSport

  • To support coaches during this time, viaSport has assembled a list of coaching resources and education opportunities. This includes NCCP online delivery, NCCP home study, CAC eLearning modules, and CAC Safe Sport Training.

Para Ice Hockey, Boccia, and Power Soccer Coaching Resources from SportAbility

  • To support coaches during this time, viaSport has assembled a list of coaching resources and education opportunities. This includes NCCP online delivery, NCCP home study, CAC eLearning modules, and CAC Safe Sport Training.

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

  • The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is hosting a number of virtual programs in May including Yoga, Dance, and Movement Therapy. Access is through Zoom and more information for interested participants can be found on their website.

Mind Set Go

  • The documentary series Mind Set Go follows the high-stakes journey of eight Canadians as they transform their physical, mental and emotional health with the help of fitness experts and celebrated Paralympians. New episodes air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

SCI & U

  • SCI & U is a one-on-one coaching program to help Canadians with SCI lead healthy lives. You don’t need to leave home to participate and you don’t need to pay. It’s a research-based program and thanks to our funders, it’s free for participants.