Abilities Centre has developed a number of training and education opportunities to support coaches, clubs and sport governing bodies on their Mixed Ability Sport journey.
All content is recognized by International Mixed Ability Sport (IMAS) and in alignment with global partners sharing a common goal of not only involving players, coaches, and volunteers of all abilities in the same mainstream sport activities, but providing a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for all.
A coach, a club, an accredited partner or national governing body can achieve a Mixed Ability Sport Canada (MASC) certification through a variety of training opportunities with associated resources.
4 Catigories of Mixed Ability Training & Education:
Training provided to ensure coaches provide Mixed Ability Sport sessions in their sport. Three workshops covering methods of best practice and safeguarding. An annual follow up is required to maintain the qualification.
Awarded after year 1 evaluation (min 3-5 coaches/club). Club accreditation achieved with two workshop sessions covering: model, theory, support from MASC, safeguarding and recruitment and social media accessibility best practice.
LEAD participants, community programs and municipalities, teachers/schools, health care professionals.
Education provided to community partners who invest in Mixed Ability Sport and its continued growth and development. The MASC logo provides access to the methodology of Mixed Ability, access to MASC and Abilities Centre resources and research findings, on going communication.
Sport Governing Body (SGB)
SGB who commit to the MASC Guiding Principals and Manifesto are able to affiliate with MASC. Benefits include communication, research and program/event support and a connection to International Mixed Ability Sport network. A 2 hour education series is provided to board, staff, volunteers to education on MA model and how it applies to the Canadian sport landscape.
The MAS Affiliation mark provides access to the methodology of Mixed Ability, access to MASC and Abilities Centre resources and research findings, on going support and yearly check ins.
By enhancing existing program offerings within clubs, communities, municipalities and schools, Mixed Ability Sport provides a foundation for everyone to actively participate together, and to share in the benefits that sport brings.
If you are ready to start your Mixed Ability training or coaching email us today!