Programs for individuals with disabilities

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The City of Guelph is dedicated to making our programs and services accessible and inclusive to all members of our community. We offer a variety of options for support:

One2One Inclusion Support for recreation programs and summer camps

  • One2One Support is available to any individuals diagnosed with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities who need assistance to participate.
  • Participants must be registered in a City of Guelph recreation program to be eligible for One2One Support.
  • Support is provided by paid, One2One Facilitators and is available at no extra cost, based on availability.
  • Support must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date
  • For Summer Camps, families are eligible for up to 4 weeks of One2One Support.
  • One2One Facilitators can provide program adaptations, redirection for safety reasons, opportunities for short sensory breaks and help with basic personal care needs.
  • Families are welcome to send a Personal Support Worker at no extra cost.
  • Participants must be ‘group ready’ to be eligible.

Does your child/youth need One2One support in recreation programs?

Consider the following:

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

Is your child/youth group ready?

To support the success, safety and inclusion of all individuals registered in City of Guelph programs, all participants need to be ‘group ready’.

Is your child/youth able to do the following either independently or with one to one support:

  • Able to take direction and instruction from a staff person
  • Comfortable and able to interact in a group environment
  • Able to participate in the program. Participation in programs is based on the child’s individual needs; however, it is asked that participants can demonstrate an ability to participate in at least 50% of the program
  • Able to interact and participate in the program in a way that is safe for themselves and others

How to access One2One Inclusion Support for recreation programs

Login to to register for your program of choice

  • Once registered for your program, navigate to the Inclusion section and select ‘Seasonal Program Support’
  • You will be required to complete an online Inclusion Intake Form. If you would prefer to complete a PDF version please contact [email protected].
  • The intake form will be reviewed by the Inclusion Coordinator to ensure we can provide the best support option. You will be contacted prior to the start of the program to confirm your One2ONe request.
  • To secure your request, the intake form must be completed within 1 week of from the time you registered.

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How to access One2One Summer Camp Support

  • Login to
  • Navigate to the Summer Camp page.
  • Select Show Courses under One2One Support.
  • Identify preferred camp location.
  • Select location and corresponding week of camp.
  • Register participant for a maximum of 4 weeks of One2One support.
  • Complete registration and payment.
  • Once registration is complete, you will be required to fill out an an online Inclusion Intake Form. If you would prefer to complete a PDF version please contact [email protected].
  • To secure your request, the intake form must be completed within 1 week from the time you registered.

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Adapted Summer Camp options

For children/youth who require an adapted camp program, we have several options. These programs offer small groups, higher staff to camper ratio and flexible programming to meet the various needs of participants. Participants will receive specialized supports and do not need to complete a One2One Support request in addition to their registration.

Programs include:

  • Kids on the Move (ages 4-12)
  • Youth on the Move (ages 13-21)

Adapted recreation program options

Adapted Aquatics

Adapted aquatics programs are available for all age groups and include group or private lesson options. You do not need to register for One2One support when registering for these programs.

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Other programs

  • Friday Friends
  • Drum Club
  • Active Start
  • FUNdamentals

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Fee assistance programs

Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card

A PAL card is available to people with a disability who require assistance: to attend City of Guelph recreation programs or to ride Guelph Transit conventional and mobility services. The PAL card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost.

Leisure Access Card (LAC)

The Leisure Access Card is available to any person 18 years of age and older who has a disability. The LAC card allows you to pay the “seniors’ rate” (where applicable) rather than the “adult rate” for many City of Guelph Recreation courses/programs. These programs are offered at a lower fee than our regular adult programs, and most are available during the daytime.

Subsidy for groups for persons with disabilities

The City of Guelph provides a subsidy to organized groups when booking group activities or programs for people with a disability.

To access any of these supports go to our fee assistance page.

Questions about inclusion programs or supports?

Please reach out the Inclusion Coordinator by emailing [email protected] or call 519-822-1260 extension 2701 for assistance.