JUMPSTART INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND PROJECT 
Jumpstart’s vision is to create large-scale, accessible playgrounds in every province and territory across Canada. Leveraging universal design principals, Jumpstart’s goal (mission) is to ensure that these playgrounds become the standard for inclusivity by creating imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can share in the magic of play. Jumpstart has always been committed to supporting local communities and it is our hope that these playgrounds will become a destination - a gathering place - for communities to unite around play.   

Jumpstart will work with selected municipalities in every province and territory to design and build inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities. Jumpstart’s goal is to ensure that these playgrounds become the standard for inclusive play, and create community spaces where kids of all abilities can play side-by-side. At least one playground will be built in every province and territory.

PLAYGROUNDS OPEN FALL 2018

PLAYGROUNDS OPENING SPRING 2019
PLAYGROUND DESIGN AND FEATURES
Every playground has been created with a universal design, providing a sensory-rich environment that promotes physical, social and emotional development. 
The playgrounds will accommodate a variety of disabilities including physical, cognitive and sensory. Some of the playground’s inclusivity features include:

   •  Double Wide Ramps – Provide the chance for those using wheelchairs to roll side-by-side and enough room to change directions while on the ramps. 
   •   Roller Slide – Provides a tactile and auditory experience while children slide. The rollers eliminate static electric build-up which allows children with cochlear implants to use the slide without fear of static electricity discharging into their hearing device. 
   •  Bucket Seat with Harness Swing – Provides additional supports for children who might require trunk support while they swing. 


Final equipment will vary based on playground footprint and location.

CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS

Email: jumpstart_pfaw@cantire.com
 Tel: 1-844- YES-PLAY