One2One support

Our recreation programs and leisure activities are accessible and inclusive to everyone!

The One2One Support program matches community volunteers/staff with individuals living with a diagnosed physical, medical, and/or developmental disability, and who require assistance to participate in a City of Guelph recreation program.

Program goals

  • Provide a safe environment
  • Provide challenges for the participant and volunteer
  • Encourage participation
  • Provide activities of interest
  • Provide opportunity to practice and develop skills
  • Create and implement activities that lead to the physical, mental and psychological growth of the participant
  • Offer activities for which there are few opportunities in everyday life
  • Give participants the opportunity to meet new friends
  • Allow participants to express themselves creatively and freely
  • Promote an understanding of differing levels of ability among a participant’s peers
  • Develop a sense of independence
  • Have fun

Assessing a participant’s need for support

  • Is extra support required at school?
  • Is extra help needed at home for basic care?
  • Is there a diagnosed physical, medical, and/or developmental disability that could affect the safety of the participant or other participants?
  • Does the participant belong to a support agency?

How do I register?

If you require One2One Support in a City of Guelph recreation program or camp, please register for One2One Support in addition to your program registration.

  1. Register in a recreation program/camp
  2. Register for your One2One Support using the applicable barcode:
    • 200874 for spring programs (General Interest and Aquatics)
    • 200895 for summer programs (General Interest and Aquatics)
  3. A City of Guelph staff member will be in contact with you about One2One Support

Please note:

  • Every effort is made to provide support to participants with disabilities either through staff, volunteers, and/or the use of adaptive equipment. Support is based on available resources and is not guaranteed.
  • If support is unavailable through the City of Guelph, participants may provide their own support person to assist. Please email or call 519-822-1260 extension 2606 if outside support will be attending a program.
  • One2One volunteers do not provide personal care in the change room/washroom.