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Recreation Therapy Groups

Our recreation therapy groups focus on skill development and social interaction with peers. On this page, you'll find a list of our spring 2024 Recreation Therapy programs that run anywhere between April - June 2024

To ensure this program is the right fit, participants need to be 'group ready'. Consider whether your child is able to do the following without 1:1 supports:

  • Interact with peers in a group environment in a safe way for themselves and others.
  • Take direction and instruction from a Group Leaders and Volunteers.
  • Participation in programs is based on the child’s individual needs; however participants need to demonstrate an ability to participate in at least 50% of the program activities

Please note:

  • Space for onsite groups is limited. Please only register if you are able to attend most or all of the dates.
  • Clients new to Recreation Therapy will be contacted to complete an initial assessment.
  • Registrations will be accepted until one week before the program start date or until the program reaches capacity.


Introduction to Recreation Therapy Workshop - Virtual

In this workshop you will learn about Recreation Therapy services at ErinoakKids and how they can support your child’s development. We will discuss the benefits of recreation, how to overcome barriers to participation and provide a variety of community resources.

Date: May 14
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  

To register, please call Marisa Leung: 905-855-2690 ext. 2433

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Circle Time

This program provides an opportunity for children up to 5 years old and their families to enjoy socializing, music, movement and stories with other clients and families. Siblings are welcome to attend. 

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 2 - 5 years
  • Enjoy songs and stories
  • Able to attend with a caregiver

This program is held at our Mississauga and Oakville sites. Please see below for the dates, times and registration info for each site.

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site
Date: Mondays, Apr 15 - Jun 24 (Excludes May 20)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

ErinoakKids Oakville Site
Date: Tuesdays, Apr 16 - Jun 25 (Excludes Apr 30)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

To register for either the Mississauga or Oakville location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034

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Fit and Fun Mini

A social/movement group for children with mobility devices and unique physical needs. Activities include circle time, active games, movement stations and free play. Siblings are welcome! Please note: one parent/guardian must attend and participate with their child.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 2 - 5 years
  • Enjoy songs and stories
  • Able to attend with a caregiver

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site
Date: Wednesdays, Apr 17 -Jun 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To register, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034 

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Multi Sport

Multisport is a fun and exciting way to introduce a variety of adapted schoolyard games and fun activities.

Children as young as 3, along with family members will get a chance to develop and practice wheelchair skills, communication skills as well as develop hand eye coordination.  All of this while participating in a fun and safe environment. Please note: one parent/guardian must attend and participate with their child.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 3+ years
  • Interested in trying and learning about adapted wheelchair sports

ErinoakKids Oakville Site
Date: Thursdays, Apr 18 - Jun 20 (Excludes May 2)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

To register, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034  

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Wheelchair Tennis Try-It Day

Come join ErinoakKids and ONPARA for a fun and supportive afternoon of wheelchair tennis. Siblings and parents are welcome to participate.

Have a chance to try wheelchair tennis, explore the equipment, meet coaches and athletes and have fun!

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 4+ years

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site
Date: Saturday, April 6  
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

To register, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034 to ensure we have enough equipment available.  

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Fit and Fun

A sport/fitness social group for children with mobility devices and unique physical needs. Fitness stations for the first 45 - 60 minutes, followed by 20 - 30 minutes of the sport of the week. 

Please note: one parent/guardian must attend and participate with their child.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 6+ years
  • Able to participate in group activities and discussion with minimal support
  • Interested in trying and/or learning about adapted sport

This program is held at all three ErinoakKids sites (Brampton, Oakville and Mississauga). Please see below for the dates, times and registration info for each site.

ErinoakKids Brampton Site
Dates: Mondays, Apr 15 - Jun 17 (Excludes May 20)
Time: 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

To register at the Brampton location, please call Marisa Leung: 905-855-2690 ext. 2433

ErinoakKids Oakville Site
Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 - Jun 18 (Excludes Apr 30)
Time: 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

To register at the Oakville location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034


ErinoakKids Mississauga Site
Dates: Wednesdays, Apr 17 - Jun 29  
Time: 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

To register at the Mississauga location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034

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Hero Circle

The Hero Circle program, delivered by specially trained black belt martial artists, teaches children breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, in addition to traditional martial arts moves, to help empower children beyond the pain and trauma of childhood diseases and conditions.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 6+ years
  • Able to participate in group activities and discussion with minimal support
  • Interested in trying and/or learning about adapted sport 

This program is held at all three ErinoakKids sites (Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville). Please see below for the dates, times and registration info for each site.  

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site 
Dates: Mondays, Apr 15 - Jun 24 (Excludes  May 20)
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

To register at the Mississauga location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034


ErinoakKids Brampton Site
Dates: Thursdays, Apr 18 - Jun 20
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

To register at the Brampton location, please call Marisa Leung: 905-855-2690 ext. 2433

ErinoakKids Oakville Site
Dates
: Thursdays, April 18 - Jun 20 (Excludes May 2)
Time:
 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

To register at the Oakville location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034 

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FIRST Lego League Explore

Welcome to MASTERPIECE! Participants will explore how people share their hobbies and interests in creative and captivating ways. Participants will build stages where different types of performances can take place. They will explore coding and motorizing their team model.

Materials and technology for this program has been generously donated by FIRST Robotics Canada.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 8 - 12 years
  • Able to work cooperatively with peers in a large group program
  • Able to attend to a task for a minimum of 5 minutes
  • Interest in Lego and coding

This program is held at our Mississauga and Brampton sites. Please see below for the dates, times and registration info for each site. 

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site 
Dates: Mondays, Apr 15 - Jun 10
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

To register at the Mississauga location, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034


ErinoakKids Brampton Site
Dates: Tuesdays, Apr 16 - Jun11
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

To register at the Brampton location, please call Marisa Leung: 905-855-2690 ext. 2433

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Preteen Social Connect

This program provides opportunities for preteens ages 10-13 to socially connect and interact with peers. During the group they have the opportunity to play games and get to know each other through various interactive activities. 

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages: 10 - 13 years
  • Able to participate in group activities and discussion with minimal support.

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site 
Dates: Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Virtual 
Dates: 
Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19
Time: 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

To register for either the in person Mississauga or virtual program, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034.

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Teen Social Connect

This program provides opportunities for teens 14 and up, to socially connect and interact with peers. During the group they have the opportunity to play games and get to know each other through various interactive activities.

Participant Criteria:

  • Ages 14 - 18 years
  • Able to participate in group activities and discussion with minimal support

Virtual 
Dates: Apr 16, May 21, June 18
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

ErinoakKids Mississauga Site  
Dates: 
Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4
Time: 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

To register for either the virtual or Mississauga program, please call Deanne Clipperton: 905-855-2690 ext. 2034.


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