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Toronto Sport Summit

Community sport leaders of clubs, leagues, multi-sport organizations, other community sport program providers and funding partners are invited to join Toronto Sports Council, Toronto Accessible Sports Council, Humber College, Sport Management Program and the City of Toronto for a full day of workshops, discussions, a sport marketplace, networking opportunities and more.

TORONTO SPORT SUMMIT: Toronto’s signature community sport networking and capacity building event!
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Humber College, North Campus
With keynote addresses by Karl Subban and Volunteer Toronto

This year’s theme is “SPORT: Powered by Volunteers.
Nominate your favourite community sport volunteer by November 19 at www.toronto.ca/tshh.

Register before November 21 for a chance to win a free NCCP training for your organization:

Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Feedback needed from Parents/Guardians of para athletes

In 2017 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities launched the Play Finds a Way movement, announcing a $50 million commitment over five years to remove both physical and financial barriers to give kids of all abilities greater access to sport and play.

As part of this movement, Jumpstart is interested in learning more about the program interests and equipment needs of children and youth in Canada’s Parasport community, in the hopes of better serving this community.

Jumpstart recognizes that there is a significant gap in available and affordable Parasport equipment, and we want to address that gap in collaboration with our largest benefactor, Canadian Tire Corporation.

We are looking for feedback from parents like you, to help guide Jumpstart on this journey to understand the current interests, needs and barriers existing in the accessible Parasport community. Whether your children are already taking part in Parasport programming, or are interested in Parasport but are hindered by the current costs associated, we want to hear from you.

Please find the link to our short survey here.

In order to ensure your voice is heard, we’d ask that you please complete the survey by August 31, 2018.

With thanks for your support and participation,

Jonathan Wood
Chair & Chief Engagement Officer
Toronto Accessible Sports Council (TASC)

Variety Village Summer Camp registration open

Camping is for everyone, and Variety Village offers a variety of programs to ensure we meet the needs and interests of your camper. Variety Village is pleased to offer Summer Day Camps to children of all abilities. Summer Day Camps offer new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — extended hours are available to support your family’s busy schedule!


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2018 Toronto Sport Summit

Toronto’s signature community-sport networking and capacity-building event.

Community-sport leaders of clubs, leagues, multi-sport organizations, funding partners and other community sport program providers are invited to join the Toronto Sports Council, and Toronto Accessible Sports Council, Humber College and the City of Toronto for a full day of discussion and development including:

  • Launch of the City of Toronto Sport Plan
  • Sport Inclusion Keynote & Panel Presentation
  • Informative Break-Out Sessions
  • Parks, Forestry & Recreation Sport Plan & Facilities Master Plan Overview
  • Successful Grant Writing
  • Facility Permitting 101
  • Disability in Sport — Challenges, Trends & Opportunities
  • Tools to assist in Organizational Effectiveness
  • Interactive Presentation — Enhancing relationships to improve access to quality sport & recreation — Parks & Recreation Ontario
  • Networking Luncheon & Sport Marketplace





Safari Walking Group

This week Safari will try again to get in our usual early season walk on the familiar paths of High Park. We tried this in April and rain forced us to turn it into a breakfast outing to the Grenadier restaurant. So come out and join us for the full walk, exercise and a chin wag.

Here is the information for our walk in High Park, this will be a traditional circuit of the park keeping to paved paths.


Walk Location: High Park

Assembly time: 10:00am Thursday, May 11.

Assembly Point: In the High Park subway station near the collectors booth

Itinerary: At 10:00 am we will leave the station at the High Park boulevard exit, go south to Bloor Street, cross at the traffic light, continuing into the heart of the park. The route will take Safari south and downhill to skirt the east side of Grenadier Pond. We will then walk east past Colborn Lodge Drive to connect with paths which will bring us back north through the wooded area of Spring Creek via Spring Road. We will re-cross Bloor at High Park Blvd. and finish at our starting point.

Ending point: The High Park station on the Bloor Danforth line.

Transit Information: The High Park subway station has separate platforms for east and westbound trains. The stairs and escalators from the platforms to the collectors level are near the east end of the train platforms. The collectors level is one level above the train platforms and one level below the street / bus level.

For more information about the High Park station check out the Station Description at:


Trails information: The walking surface will generally be on pavement.


Additional park information may be found at:

High Park



Friends of High Park



Cancellations: If an outing is cancelled an email notice will be sent out the previous evening. Safari will try to avoid canceling outings  doing so only if we are certain that weather conditions will be poor.


From the City of Toronto parks and rec website.

  • Stay on the trails
  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Keep dogs on a leash
  • Be cautious when crossing roads
  • Leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy
  • Wear suitable clothing
  • Walk with someone,   it’s safer and more fun
  • Be aware of other trail users.



  • All walks involve stairs and/or slopes
  • Walking surfaces vary and can include hard pavement, woodchips, grass, limestones fines, sand and/or bare earth
  • Steps and paths are not lighted and not cleared of ice and snow
  • Use at your own risk


Craig Nicol
Safari Walking Group

ReelAbilities Film Festival banner

2017 ReelAbilities Film Festival – May 8-11

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto showcases disability and Deaf cultures through film, and the art and talent of artists with disabilities and Deaf artists.

Festival Website – http://toronto.reelabilities.org/

Festival Program – http://toronto.reelabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/ReelAbilities_filmguide_online_2.pdf

Press Release – http://toronto.reelabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/RAFFMediaRelease_FINAL.pdf

Inclusive Yoga Community Toronto

An accessible and inclusive yoga community that welcomes people of all abilities to practice together.

2:00 pm Saturdays with Shana Sandler

April 8th – May 27th at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St.W.

$10 Suggested Donation or PWYC.

For more information please connect at shanayoga1@gmail.com