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Active Living Alliance - Alliance de vie active

What is AAW?

All Abilities Welcome (AAW) is a campaign being launched by the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability that aims to encourage an attitude of openness and cooperation around inclusive physical activity at the community level.

Recognizing the initial hesitancy of many people with a disability to engage in physical activity, coupled with a lack of awareness about inclusion among many community clubs and fitness facilities, All Abilities Welcome hopes to create public awareness, build a knowledge base, train and support community organizations, and keep people of all ages and abilities informed about the message that active living is for everyone.

We have created a free inclusion kit as a resource for service providers. Furthermore, we are developing the AAW website ( and building a database of inclusive programs and events from across the country. In tandem with our network of provincial / territorial representatives, we have identified and trained a number of speakers Canada wide to share their stories and deliver AAW presentations at relevant conferences and workshops targeting community organizations and active living program providers.

We feel that our ability to pursue the objective of greater access to inclusive physical activity depends on the collaboration of likeminded organizations and individuals with sport, active living and disability specific expertise. As such, we invite your collaboration and input in working to build an attitude and a culture of greater inclusion.

To learn more about All Abilities Welcome or to book one of our speakers for your event, please browse the pages of this website or contact us by calling 1-800-771-0663 or by email at [email protected].

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