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Sports and Fitness

Academy of Martial Arts (Mississauga)
Do not have separate classes for children and youth with special needs, however they do regularly have clients with special needs who do well in their usual group programs. They are always open to exploring new ways to accommodate.
BODiWORKS Centre for Specialized Wellness (Mississauga)
Adapted Gym Program (AGP) for children ages 3-18. Models teaching activity with rules and routine, along with physical training skills like balance, flexibility and strength. Provide a cooperative and safe atmosphere with one to one instruction.
905-608-9314 ext 221
Brampton 45’s Special Needs Hockey (Brampton)
Learn the various skills and drills of hockey as well as compete against different teams through the Brampton Hockey special needs program. You will learn how to stop, shoot, pass, score and play games with other special needs athletes.
Laurie Sehl:

Brampton Minor Baseball – Challenger Baseball
Challenger Baseball is an opportunity for children age 6-18 years old with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, being part of a team, developing physical and social skill plus all the benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept.

Brams United – All Abilities Soccer (Brampton)
All Abilities is an inclusive program that aims to encourage teamwork, cooperation, friendships and other social experiences. All sessions focus on gross motor skills, and physical literacy development. Activities will include running, jumping, throwing, kicking and balance/coordination.

Bolton Braves – Challenger Baseball
Challenger Baseball is an opportunity for children age 6-18 years old with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, being part of a team, developing physical and social skill plus all the benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept.

Burlington Youth Soccer Club – Embracing Ability (Burlington)
An integrated program designed for any participants with or without developmental and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer. The program is 10 sessions long (fall, winter, and summer programs) and is open to anyone between the ages of 6 to 14.
Chloe Schleichkorn:

Burloak Canoe Club (Oakville)
Burloak Canoe Club offers a range of programs for paddlers of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Visit for more information on their summer programs.
For all program inquiries, email Adam Oldershaw at

Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (Multiple Locations)
CADS is a national organization with 1130 disabled members and 1900 able-bodied volunteers from all regions of Canada, committed to the idea that “SKIING IS FUN FOR EVERYONE“.

Challenger Sports (Oakville, Milton, Burlington)
An adaptive program designed to empower children and youth living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Participants will learn how to skate, play hockey and baseball while developing life-skills such as: teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support and courage.

Mississauga Crusaders Special Hockey Club
A special needs hockey program for individuals with an intellectual disability, and a love for hockey. The league gives players the opportunity to participate in the game of hockey, while teaching good sportsmanship, skating, hockey skills, and what it is to be an integral part of a team.
Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled 
A non-profit charitable organization that provides sports and recreational opportunities to people with physical disabilities. Sports include: sledge hockey, track & field, wheelchair basketball, boccia, multi-sport.
Dash Sports (Oakville)
Multi-sport program for children ages 2-11 which introduces children to 8 different sports. Children learn basic skills and develop coordination, confidence, and sportsmanship. Focus is on making sports fun and developing a love of sport.
Locations in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, and Georgetown
Erindale Little Leauge: Challenger Baseball (Mississauga)
Challenger Baseball Program provides opportunities for children with disabilities to enjoy the benefits of participating in baseball and being part of an organized team.
Karate for Progress (Multiple locations)
Karate classes for children & adults with a range of disabilities including: autism, Asperger's, ADD, cerebral palsy, Down's, Prader-Willi, etc.  Specialized programming for different types of needs and levels of development.
Ronen Pomeranc 647-787-8235
Mississauga Canoe Club (Mississauga) 
PaddleALL is an inclusive paddling program designed to make the fun and personal growth of canoeing and kayaking accessible to individuals with physical, emotional and learning challenges, ages 12+.
Mississauga Little Aces Tennis (Mississauga)
Mississauga little aces wheelchair tennis program for people aged 8 to 19 with physical disabilities. 
North Mississauga Soccer Club (Mississauga)
Panther Stars (Special Needs) Program created and designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to players between the ages 5-30 with intellectual and physical disabilities. The program is intended to be fun while exposing players to some skill development, team play, and making friends in a family friendly environment.
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association (Multiple locations)
A volunteer non-profit charitable organization that teaches children and youth with disabilities to downhill ski and snowboard.

Oakville Yacht Squadron Sailing School
Oakville Yacht Squadron Sailing School offers sailing instruction to children ages 7-17 years with a disability. This program aims to provide an introductory experience where children can gain basic sailing skills on and off the water. Instruction will focus on providing a safe, fun, learning environment tailored to the individuals needs. Emphasis will also be placed on fostering a positive social environment.

For more information please contact, Mara Lach, or visit

Oakville Soccer Club – Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers is a program designed for participants between ages of 5-15 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. The program introduces participants to the fundamentals of physical literacy and the sport of soccer. Players will enjoy a comfortable and inclusive environment and will be able to learn and engage at their own pace while making new friends.
Open Doors Club (Richmond Hill)
Open Doors Club is an indoor play and wellness facility that welcome children, youth, and adults at all levels of abilities. The club is equipped with a trampoline, ball pit, various therapeutic swings, a slide, calming sensory room, and a musical squares area where you can learn about colours. They also offer adapted yoga classes.
Parasport Ontario
Visit the online directory to find opportunities for athletes with a physical disability in your area.
Special Olympics Ontario (Multiple locations)
Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOO promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community
Sportball - The Adapted Sportball Program (Multiple locations) 
This program provides an array of skill building opportunities for participants with additional needs. Participants learn, rehearse and refine sport skills in a positive, supportive and non-competitive environment.

The Golden Horseshoe Disabled Sports Association (Oakville, Burlington)
Training and competition for youth with physical disabilities. Currently offer wheelchair basketball.
Variety Village (Scarborough)
A membership-based health and fitness centre that offers integrated programs and services for all ages and abilities.

YogaTastic 4 Kids
YogaTastic 4 Kids is a fun-filled yoga program that teaches children breathing techniques and different yoga poses. Children will fall in love with meditation, freedom of movement, and heart-centered living.