Creating a more inclusive Canada.
At Jumpstart, we are committed to building a Canada where every kid can access sport and play. Too many kids are left on the sidelines due to barriers such as a lack of adapted sport programs or inaccessible play spaces. We are champions of inclusive play, encouraging positive change across the country to help break down the barriers kids with disabilities face.
How We're Helping
Inclusive Playgrounds Playbook
Jumpstart has supported the important work of leading researchers in Inclusive Play to build a comprehensive Playgrounds Playbook for community leaders and advocates to use in the development of inclusive play spaces.
Click the button below to access the Playbook!
Inclusive Play Spaces
We are working with municipalities and local Canadian Tire dealers to bring inclusive play to communities across the country.
Click the button below to learn more about Jumpstart inclusive play spaces and to find one near you!Learn More
Coaching Kids of All Abilities
Online Coaching Resource
Coaching Kids of All Abilities is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders create inclusive sporting environments for kids of all abilities.Learn More
Since 2013, we have worked with the Canadian Paralympic Committee to create greater opportunities for children and youth with disabilities. Jumpstart offers program grants for para sport, adapted sport, and mixed abilities programming to organizations who are working to address the systematic barriers to accessing sport and recreation faced by kids and youth with disabilities. Applicants are evaluated and prioritized using an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion score.Learn More