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November Research & Community Engagement Seminar

November Research & Community Engagement Seminar

Join us Thursday, November 25 for this special edition student showcase "The Latest from the Lab" featuring University of Calgary graduate student, Catherine Tremblay and PhD student Jessica Youngblood.

Programs Are Open!

Programs Are Open!

As the seasons begin to change here in Calgary, we compiled a list of local adapted and inclusive sport and recreation programs that are launching this month.

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 7 featuring Dr. Brianne Redquest

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 7 featuring Dr. Brianne Redquest

Watch Dr. Brianne Request's presentation "The Impact of Physical Activity Among People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities".

Presenting: 2020-21 Annual Report

Presenting: 2020-21 Annual Report

That Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart is pleased to present our inaugural annual report to the community. Enjoy!

Photographer Wanted!

Photographer Wanted!

The Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart is seeking quotes for photography services to capture a variety of adaptive and inclusive sport and recreation programs across our collective partner organizations.

October’s Research & Community Engagement Seminar

October’s Research & Community Engagement Seminar

Join us Thursday, October, 28 at 4pm MDT for Dr. Brianne Redquest's talk "The Impact of Physical Activity Among People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities".

Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

As organizations are looking for ways to incorporate virtual programming this fall and winter, we ask "why not make it inclusive and accessible for kids of all abilities?". We've partnered with Abilities Centre, OneAbility, and Abilities Centre Ottawa to share our tips and tricks to make virtual programming accessible for all.

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 6 featuring Karen Pratt & Dr. Laura Brunton

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 6 featuring Karen Pratt & Dr. Laura Brunton

Watch Karen Pratt's presentation '"It Feels Good!" Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding from the Children's Perspective'.

Adapted and Para Sport and Recreation Injury Study

Adapted and Para Sport and Recreation Injury Study

The Calgary Adapted Hub, Vi Riddell Pediatric Rehabilitation Research Program, and the University of Calgary are conducting a survey to learn about participation, injury and concussion rates in adapted and para sport and recreation. You can help inform safety practices and identify who may be at greater risk of injury or concussion. Learn more!

6 Week Boccia Program Now Open!

6 Week Boccia Program Now Open!

Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association & Mount Royal University launch a 6-week Boccia program, a Calgary first!

Upcoming Research & Community Engagement Seminar

Upcoming Research & Community Engagement Seminar

We're back with another Research & Community Engagement Seminar! Join us on Sept. 23rd for Dr. Laura Brunton & Karen Pratt's talk: "It Feels Good!" Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding from the Children's Perspective.

MRU releases two special edition virtual programs for final days of summer break

MRU releases two special edition virtual programs for final days of summer break

Looking for ways to keep your kids active and entertained in the final few days of summer break? Join Kathleen and Jordan from Mount Royal University's Children's Adapted Physical Activity (CAPA) program for this two-part virtual mini-series!

Adaptive Programs Featured at Sport Calgary’s All Sport One Day

Adaptive Programs Featured at Sport Calgary’s All Sport One Day

September is not just the return to school It’s also the return to SPORT! Sport Calgary is proud to announce the return of their signature event, All Sport One Day in a special ‘Extended Edition’ for 2021. This year, there are over 20 sessions that are either partially or fully adaptable for children and youth with a disability. A full list of adaptive programs is available at AllSportOneDay.ca.

Learn About Boccia!

Learn About Boccia!

Looking for a sport that can be played by all ages and all abilities? Join us for this FREE coaching clinic!

Calgary athletes to watch during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Calgary athletes to watch during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Although the Olympics have ended, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games are far from over. Canada’s Paralympic athletes are now heading to Tokyo to compete in the Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5.

CDPP Releases ‘Inclusive Playgrounds’ Resource

CDPP Releases ‘Inclusive Playgrounds’ Resource

Outdoor play for children and youth with a disability is a right. A new Inclusive Playgrounds resource present evidence-informed recommendations for designing playgrounds to enable inclusion and participation of children with disabilities.

Give Boccia A Shot!

Give Boccia A Shot!

Mount Royal University Recreation has teamed up with the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association to bring boccia to Calgary!

Rewatch: Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series

Rewatch: Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series

The Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series aims to bring current research to families and the sport and recreation programming community in an easy-to-digest community based approach. You can re-watch all episodes now on our YouTube Channel!

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 5 featuring Dr. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos

Research & Community Engagement Seminar, Episode 5 featuring Dr. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos

On June 24, 2021 the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart hosted Dr. Kelly Arbour Nicitopoulos in the fifth instalment of the Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Seminar series. Dr. Arbour Nicitopoulos presentation “Quality Play in Children and Youth with Disabilities – A Right or a Privilege?” is available in full length here.

Adapted Summer Camps Are Here!

Adapted Summer Camps Are Here!

With summer break fast approaching, the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart partners are pleased to offer both in-person and virtual camp options to keep kids with a disability active!

Calgary Adapted Hub’s Play from Home Kit

Calgary Adapted Hub’s Play from Home Kit

Summer break is fast approaching! Register now for the FREE Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart ‘Play from Home Kit’ to have an active start. 

Founding Partner Feature: City of Calgary, Recreation

Founding Partner Feature: City of Calgary, Recreation

As a founding partner of the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart, The City of Calgary Recreation department welcomes customers and families of all abilities in their facilities and programs. 

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 4 featuring Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 4 featuring Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis

On May 27, 2021 the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart hosted Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis in the fourth episode of the Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Seminar series.

CAH Knowledge Translation Seminar ft. Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, May 27, 2021

CAH Knowledge Translation Seminar ft. Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, May 27, 2021

Evidence-Based Strategies for Designing Effective Physical Activity-Enhancing Interventions for People with Disabilities.

Separate is Not Equal presented by Eli Wolff

Separate is Not Equal presented by Eli Wolff

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Presented by Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart

Dr. Nancy Quinn – Too Many Chairs: Spatiality and Disability in Sporting Spaces

Dr. Nancy Quinn – Too Many Chairs: Spatiality and Disability in Sporting Spaces

Calgary Adapted Hub along with our partners at the University of Calgary Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre hosted Dr. Nancy Quinn in the second instalment of the Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Seminar series.

Calgary Adapted Hub founding partner, City of Calgary to build 10 new inclusive playgrounds this year

Calgary Adapted Hub founding partner, City of Calgary to build 10 new inclusive playgrounds this year

In 2018 City Council approved the Inclusive Play Spaces Implementation Plan and opened a 15,000 square foot inclusive playground at Shouldice Athletic Park through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Play Project.

Founding Partner Feature: Mount Royal University

Founding Partner Feature: Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University (MRU) is home to a variety of adapted and inclusive physical activity community programs to get families of all abilities active.

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 3 featuring Eli Wolff

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 3 featuring Eli Wolff

The Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart had the privilege of hosting Eli A. Wolff as our featured speaker in the most recent Research & Community Engagement Seminar series.

Founding Partner Program Spotlight: WinSport’s Adapted MultiSport Program

Founding Partner Program Spotlight: WinSport’s Adapted MultiSport Program

As a founding partner of the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart, WinSport is dedicated to creating more opportunities for families of all abilities to get active more often.

CAH Knowledge Translation Seminar – Dr. Cheri Blauwet, Feb. 25, 2021

CAH Knowledge Translation Seminar – Dr. Cheri Blauwet, Feb. 25, 2021

From the Paralympics to Public Health: The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities.

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Cheri Blauwet

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Cheri Blauwet

On February 25, 2021 the Calgary Adapted Hub along with our partners, hosted Dr. Cheri Blauwet in the first installment of the Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Seminar series.

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 2 featuring Dr. Nancy Quinn

Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 2 featuring Dr. Nancy Quinn

On March 24, 2021 the Calgary Adapted Hub along with our partners at the University of Calgary Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre hosted Dr. Nancy Quinn in the second instalment of the Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Seminar series.

The Calgary Adapted Hub: the first of its kind

The Calgary Adapted Hub: the first of its kind

Calgary Adapted Hub represents a first of its kind in Canada where a consortium of academic institutions, municipal recreation, and sport programming stakeholders work together to ensure excellence in adapted physical activity.

Program development through evidence-based research

Program development through evidence-based research

As a founding partner of CAH the University of Calgary provides research and evidence-informed knowledge translation strategy to the collective to support new and innovative accessible program development.

The Launch: Calgary’s about to become an adaptive sport hub

The Launch: Calgary’s about to become an adaptive sport hub

In August 2020 it was announced that Calgary is about to become an adapted sport hub to enhance opportunities for physical activity and recreation for Calgary families experiencing disability.

Jumpstart brings Inclusive Playground Project to Calgary

Jumpstart brings Inclusive Playground Project to Calgary

It’s been a favourite space to play for kids and now it’s a little more accessible for everyone.