The 2021 OneAbility Education Day will feature information and calls to action around creating accessible spaces and programs. Persons with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted with the loss of programs and services during the pandemic. This learning morning will provide opportunities to support the return to inclusive and accessible play for all abilities.
About this event
This virtual session will provide educators, recreation leaders and sport leaders with the tools, supports, and motivation to create accessible spaces and programs. This learning morning will provide opportunities to support the return to inclusive and accessible play for all abilities!
9am to 12noon (PST)
- 9am: Welcome and Opening: Elder Alex Nelson
- 9:15am: Inclusive Play Design and Planning – Dr. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos and Dr. Jennifer Leo
- 9:50am: Break and Innovation Showcase
- 10am: Panel – Bringing Inclusive Play to Life -With Dr. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Dr. Jennifer Leo, Thomas Soulliere, Marni Abbott-Peter, and Carinna Kenigsberg
- Break and Innovation Showcase
- 11:10am: Keynote Presentation – Unstoppable Tracy
- 11:50am: Wrap up and Closing – Elder Alex Nelson
Workshop Facilitated by Andrea Carey, Inclusion Incorporated.
DR. KELLY ARBOUR-NICITOPOULOS
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an Advisory Member of the Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre at the University of Toronto.
Co-Director of Knowledge Mobilization for the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability.
JENNIFER LEO, PHD
Director of The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She is part of the Family Engaged Sport & Exercise Team in the Canadian Disability Participation Project, serves as a Co-Chair of Knowledge Mobilization with the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability.
Director of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities for the City of Victoria and serves on the Board of Directors for Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
Director of the Let’s Play program for the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Her main focus is on physical literacy and providing opportunities for children with disabilities in BC.
Director of Programs and Impact at Power To Be: a charity in Victoria and Vancouver that supports people with disabilities to access nature through recreation, health and wellness, and community collaborations.
Keynote Address: Unstoppable Tracy
Unstoppable Tracy is a highly decorated business leader, motivational speaker, author, and athlete. She is the first four-way amputee to climb the Himalaya Mountains, a Canada’s Hall of Fame inductee, and is also known for sailing against able-bodied men, scuba diving, and being a bronze medallist alpine skier.