Our goal at Abilities Centre is to support individuals of all abilities in pursuing the goals that matter most to them. In the process, we are creating a model of an inclusive community with the power to transform how people with disabilities participate in Canada’s recreational, social and economic life.
Millions of people in Canada live every day feeling that they are less than fully valued members of their community. Acknowledging that everyone has something to contribute is fundamental to creating communities that are more accepting, equitable and embracing of the diverse backgrounds from which we all come.
For people with disabilities, common barriers to full community participation may include facilities that are not fully accessible or welcoming, attitudinal challenges and prejudices from others in the community, lack of programs and services customized to their needs, or difficulties in securing employment and developing related skills.
Abilities Centre is a model of an accessible and inclusive community in action. As one of the most accessible community hubs in the world, and through a growing suite of programs and services focused on improving health and well-being, social inclusion and economic participation for people of all abilities, we are a living lab dedicated to making our community truly welcoming for all.
Our Work in Action