City of St. John’s - Newfoundland, St. John's
GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting Inclusive Services Summer Programs with the City of St. John’s. The City’s Recreation Division offers children’s programs throughout the summer where participants of all abilities are able to take part in a variety of activities such as soccer, swimming, boccia, archery and outdoor play. Funding from GoodLife Kids Foundation will help to alleviate the waitlist of participants with special needs, giving them the opportunity to take part in regular physical activity. Inclusive Services staff provide additional support for children with special needs and disabilities so that they are able to access meaningful recreation and leisure activities. With 1:1 or 1:2 support of participants, inclusion staff are able to set up accommodations and activity modifications, implement behavior management techniques, and promote inclusion throughout programs. This support facilitates full participation, encouraging children to become more independent and to build skills needed to sustain participation in recreational activities.