Active living in Kingston Ontario

Accessible Recreation

Why Participate in Accessible Recreation?

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Physical activity in general provides opportunities for social interaction which can largely benefit people’s mental health as well as their willingness to get involved in certain activities. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of chronic condition development, as well as an increase in self-efficacy which can lead to further participation in physical activity.

How You Can Get Active!

Your city may offer more accessible resources than you know about! Accessible recreation refers to opportunities that are meant for people of all different ages and disabilities. Accessible recreation supports both structured (e.g. sports team) and unstructured (e.g. going on a family walk) physical activity.

Where You Can Get Active!

Kingston and it’s community offers a vast range of accessible physical activity opportunities. Listed below are a number of options for individuals to get involved in physical activity independently or to become a member of a team.

Special Olympics Kingston
Revved Up
Y Knot Abilities Programs – YMCA

Hockey for people with special needs
Kingston YMCA Penguins Aquatic Club
H’art School

Kingston Goalball Club (for the visually impaired)

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Get moving with FREE physical activity counselling

Get In Motion is a free, telephone-based physical activity counselling service for Canadian adults with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. All clients are provided with evidence-based resources to help them on their way to a more active lifestyle. Trained and supportive peer counsellors will work with you to meet your physical activity goals. Enroll today!  It’s free!

Physical Activity Guidelines

Below are the Physical Activity Guidelines for special populations. You can also visit our pages dedicated to people with Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s Disease for more information on getting active.  Guidelines for kids, youth and adults can be found by clicking on their respective links.

Physical Activity Guidelines for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with Multiple Sclerosis

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with Parkinson’s Disease  

Autism:  Physical Activity Resources & Links

Kingston chapter of Autism Ontario

Camp Kennebec

RKY Camp

Kingston also offers an Autism Buddy Program run out of Queens University. For more information please contact: autism@asus.queensu.ca

Ideas to Get More Active!

JasonTo help plan and track your physical activity, click the link below to download a printable Monthly Activity Tracker. 

For print resources click the links below to download the KGA Accessible Recreation Printable Brochure and Poster

For more places to become active in Kingston click on the “places” tab at the top of the screen.

Fee Assistance

Find out more about the City of Kingston’s Fee Assisted Recreation Programs and Transit Pass.

Look Who’s Talking About Physical Activity!

wcbTo see what others enjoy about accessible recreation click on the link to view the Testimonial Page.

 

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KGA Month

Free activities all month long!

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Grades 5 & 9 ActivPass

Use your student card for FREE access to recreation facilities across Kingston and area!

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Become a Volunteer Ambassador

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ActivKids

Find fun activities and resources to get young children active at home!

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Pedometer Lending Program

Walk your way to fitness!

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Discover Phyical Literacy

Did you know that physical literacy is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic?

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News

News about events and activities in and around Kingston!

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