The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation relies entirely on donations to fund the L.I.F.E. program (Leisure in Fun Environments) at the RCC. Children with special needs may require supports to actively participate in leisure activities. The goal of L.I.F.E. is to provide these opportunities for kids of all abilities. L.I.F.E. includes all of the following programs:
The RBC Therapeutic Recreation & Wellness Program
The Goal of the RBC Therapeutic Recreation & Wellness Program is to provide programming that gives children with physical disabilities or special needs more opportunities to engage in leisure and recreation, to make new friends and most of all - to have fun!
Join us for adapted bowling, adapted curling, Wii, horticultural therapy, music and art activities, board games and more! In the near future, the program will be expanding to include drop-in fun evenings and other opportunities for socialization.
Information & Referral
Program therapists also provide information to families about their leisure and recreation opportunities available in the community.
Family Fun Days
Join us for Family Fun Days - where you can try out a specialized bike or tricycle, paint, make chalk art, play bocce and croquet and more!
Sun and Fun Summer Day Camp
Are you looking for something fun and active for your child to do this summer? Are you looking for a summer day camp that will offer a variety of social, sport and movement opportunities within a group setting? Consider the RCC Sun and Fun summer day camps offered at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. Children and teens experience fun-filled days structured to challenge their abilities and expose them to new activities with opportunities to learn new skills. Adaptations are made to enable everyone to participate at their own skill level. Some activities include: music, boccia, biking, sailing, bowling, floor hockey and swimming!
The Encounter Active Living Centre
The goal of the Encounter Active Living Centre is to promote active living and healthy lifestyles by making it easier for children with disabilities and their families to increase their recreation and leisure activities at home, school and in the community.
Adapted Recreation Equipment Loans
Available equipment includes:
- aquatic aids
- balance equipment
- scooters and racers
- adapted gardening tools
- balls, adapted bowling
- adapted hockey equipment
- specialty bikes (single and tandem), hand trikes, and more -
all for loan to families and therapists!
Check out the photo display in the front reception area at RCC to see the items available for loan as well as information on healthy lifestyle and active living opportunities in the community.
Consultation with Specialists
Consultation with a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to discuss appropriate equipment or activities is available.