Our Story

About Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart

Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart (CAH) is a collective of Calgary-based organizations committed to providing quality sport and recreation opportunities for children, youth, and families living with disabilities in the city of Calgary.

Founded in 2020 with the support of Jumpstart, Calgary Adapted Hub exists to make sport and recreation more inclusive for children, youth, and families living with disabilities including physical, intellectual, sensory, developmental, or otherwise. Our goal is to maximize available programs and create bold new ones through knowledge-sharing, research, education, evaluation, and—above all else—collaboration.

Calgary Adapted Hub program partners and volunteers bring a wealth of experience backed by a common love of sport and recreation and a mission to ensure all children and youth, regardless of ability, can be healthy and connected through a lifelong commitment to sport and recreation.

We’re proud to bring nationally leading adapted sport and recreational programming to the city of Calgary—and we can’t wait to meet you and your family.

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Mission

Providing quality inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programs for all children in Calgary.

Vision

Creating a Calgary where every child, youth, and family can belong through quality inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programs.

Values

Collaboration

We ensure children, youth, and families living with disabilities have access to quality inclusive and accessible sport and recreation opportunities by leveraging the collective strengths of our partners and community members.

Community

We create safe spaces for participation by speaking with the disability community rather than speaking for the disability community.

Opportunity

We empower individuals across the age and disability spectrum to get active by creating better pathways in inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programming.

Research

We enhance the delivery and development of inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programs by providing targeted research to key stakeholders.

Our Partners

Calgary Adapted Hub brings together a consortium of academic institutions, municipal recreation, and sport programming stakeholders to share information, resources, and expertise on sport and recreation programming for children and families living with disabilities in Calgary.

Each of our partners is a leader in the field of sport and recreation with their own area of expertise. From innovative programming to ground-breaking research, they are at the forefront of adapted sport and recreation.

Together, we are pathfinders, travel companions, and motivators on your journey to participation.

Our partners include: Canadian Tire Jumpstart, The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, City of Calgary Recreation, Sport Calgary, Vivo for Healthier Generations, Repsol Sport Centre, and WinSport.

The development of the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart was made possible thanks to the following founding committee members: Co-Chair: Dr. David Legg, PhD, Mount Royal University, Co-Chair: Dr. Carolyn Emery, PT PhD, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Catriona Le May Doan, Sport Calgary, Tracey Martin, Vivo, Jeff Booke, Repsol Sport Centre, Jennifer Konopaki, WinSport, Judy Black, WinSport, Jennifer Duggan, City of Calgary.

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Our Research

Calgary Adapted Hub conducts ongoing research in order to promote and expand inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programming in the city of Calgary. Our research draws on best practices and feedback from the community to ensure new and existing programs meet—and exceed—the needs of children and youth living with disabilities.

Share your experience to help shape the delivery and development of inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programs in Calgary. Your voice matters!

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Meet the Staff & Executive Team

Learn more about the people behind the hub and how their backgrounds have brought them together.

Our Community Advisory Committee

Calgary Adapted Hub is guided by a diverse group of community volunteers with lived experience who provide feedback on program development, research focus, knowledge translation, and community engagement. The committee meets twice per year.