Adapted Programs for Adults with Disabilities

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Update on Name Change

February 2018: Special Needs Recreation for adults, formerly run by the Courtenay Recreational Association (C.R.A.), is undergoing some behind-the-scenes changes with the program now being run by the City of Courtenay. Services offered by Special Needs Recreation will not change. The same people will provide the same programs and events at the Lewis Centre.

Some re-branding is taking place, and the first step is a new name, Adapted Programs for Adults with Disabilities. The name was chosen as it reflects accurately what the program does through making recreation accessible for everyone.

Read the full media release: Special Needs Recreation Update [PDF - 117 KB]

Special Programs

Adapted Program offers a number of fitness and fun programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Check out the current newsletter for information or contact the Co-ordinator.
Program Information: 
Young Adult Club [PDF - 6.3 MB]
Adapted Programs Fall pages of
  CV Recreation Guide [PDF - 7 MB]

• Adapted Programs Fall Newsletter
SN Rec Registration Form [PDF - 1.2 MB]


Who We Are

Adapted Programs is part of the City of Courtenay group of programs and we are proud to help further its mission of promoting healthy active living, volunteerism, multiculturalism, life-long learning, and well being for all.

Adapted Progams (formerly Special Needs Recreation) celebrated 30 years in the community in 2015! We look forward to many more years of community engagement. Thank you to the Comox Valley Regional District for core funding and Courtenay Recreation for hosting and management. Thank you also for contributions from local businesses, community organizations, and volunteers - all of these are vital to our ongoing programming and success.

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What We Do

  • We are a resource for information on recreation for individuals with disabilities.
  • We provide special programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • We support networking and advocacy around accessibility issues.

The 2013-2014 Annual Review for Stakeholders gives a quick over-view
of our work. We hope you enjoy it.
News & Views 2013-14 FINAL.pdf [PDF - 6.8 MB]

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Recreation & Disabilities

Do you or a family member have a disability and are looking for recreational programs to meet your needs? The Adapted Programs Coordinator has a wealth of information about recreation programs in the Comox Valley and can help you look for what you need.

Contact the Co-Ordinator at 250-338-5371 or specialneedsrecreation@courtenay.ca or drop by the Lewis Centre.

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 Our Volunteer Program

When you volunteer with Adapted Programs you join a team of dedicated and talented people. Volunteers make a difference!

Check out our Volunteer Handbook. We will work with you to match you with the position and experiences you want. And we are happy to work with students for interning and work experience placements.

Join Us!

Sewing Volunteers Wanted!


Community Information: 
For information on other community resources for services, and resources on volunteering check out the directory at Volunteer Comox Valley :  http://www.volunteercomoxvalley.ca/ 

Another resource for information is the CV Community Directory at:  http://www.ceas.ca/csdirectory.php

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CV Accessibility Committee

The CV Accessibility Committee is an informal but dedicated group of individuals in the community who are passionate about advocating for better access for people with disabilities.

The Committee meets once a month at noon to work on accessibility issues. FMI, please visit our website, www.cvaccess.ca

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Our Sponsors and Supporters

Many many thanks go to our long time sponsors:                   

  • Courtenay Recreation, co-host and manager
  • Comox Valley Regional District, which provides core funding.

There are also a host of other groups and businesses which help support many of our programs. Their support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

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