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Recreation

Recreation

​​​​​March of Dimes Recreation and Integration services helps individuals with physical disabilities overcome barriers to recreational opportunities. Whether you are looking for a week-long adventure or just want to meet new friends, March of Dimes Recreation and Integration Services provides you with the opportunity to enjoy beautiful destinations close to home and around the world. 

Ontario One-Day Trips 

For Ontario residents, March of Dimes Canada offers one-day trips to art galleries, museums, casinos, sporting  events, and more all within Southern Ontario. All destinations are wheelchair accessible. Join us in exploring what Ontario has to offer.  

View March of Dimes Canada Events Calendar


Accessible Travel Services

Cruise BoatMarch of Dimes offers accessible group vacations ranging from winter weekends to weeklong summer cruises. This program helps individuals with physical disabilities overcome barriers to recreational opportunities by organizing a variety of trips that are fully accessible. Previously, Accessible Travel Services have organized vacations to Mexico, Grand Cayman, Florida and more. Join us for the priceless experience of being in a fun, accessible and supportive environment surrounded by new friends.  ​

View upcoming March of Dimes Canada's Accessible Travel Services Destinations


Summer Recreation Program

Summer Recreation Program

Each year, March of Dimes Canada hosts week-long recreation and holiday programs. This year this summer program will run in Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario between June 24th to August 17th.

The program includes​ meals and accommodation​ for six days and five nights, equipment/activities, and attendant services. Daily activities include archery, rock climbing, trail walks, bonfires, sports activities and more. ​

View information about the 2018 Summer Recreation Program


BeFriending®

Be friending Developing friendships can be difficult for people with disabilities, who may feel lonely and isolated due to limited social interactions. March of Dimes Canada’s BeFriending® program matches screened Friendship Volunteers with local adults with disabilities, promoting new friendships.


Program Offices
To join the BeFriending Program, fill out the BeFriending Application above and contact one of the following offices.

Brockville and Ottawa areas    1-888-252-9008 ext.6408

Sarnia and Lambton    519-332-4702 ext.24

Sault Ste. Marie    705-254-1099 ext.22

Sudbury    705-669-4327 ext.0

Thorold area    905-687-8484 ext.238

Hamilton    905-527-6653 ext.225

Mississauga area    905-607-3463 ext.5247

Toronto area    416- 425-3463 ext.7733

York Region and Simcoe    905-773-7758 ext.6216


Fit for Function

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have partnered to improve the health of our community. This community-based exercise and educational program is designed for stroke survivors and their caregivers to gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke. Click here for more information.


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