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Therapeutic Recreation

Our team provides Recreation Therapy services to children with disabilities and their families from across BC.
Your team

Who are we?

Our team consists of recreation therapists and recreation therapists who specialize in aquatics. We believe that recreation activities and community participation are essential life experiences and play a vital role in a child's health, development and well-being. 

What do we do?


  • work with you to discover what recreational activities and experiences your child enjoys and wants to explore
  • recommend a variety of recreation activities to increase your child's quality of life, community participation and sense of joy leading to lifelong participation
  • recommend adaptive equipment that will increase you and your child's independence and community/school participation
  • recommend adaptive gaming equipment and resources
  • facilitate loans of adapted equipment that you and your child may want to try 
  • work with you and your child's community team, school and partners to increase their confidence im facilitating your child's participation in recreation activities that focus on your child's strengths and abilities

Your appointment

Therapeutic recreation

The focus of this appointment is to explore different types of recreation and leisure activities that are in your community that your child may be interested in. The therapist will look at any adaptations that may need to be made to the activity or suggest adapted equipment that will maximize your child's independence, participation and enjoyment. The therapist will work with you to link you to  community recreation and leisure opportunities and resources. 

Adapted aquatics 

The focus of this appointment is to explore different types of equipment, activities and ways of supporting, encouraging and playing with your child in the water.  The therapist may also suggest certain swimming activities, services and/or resources in your home community.

Outreach & education

Sometimes our therapists come to your community to provide services (outreach). We may also offer education on how to use adapted equipment, and how your child can be more involved in community activities and school activities such as physical education classes. 

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