The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired people to engage in more outdoor sports and activities. However, this can be a challenge for those with disabilities. British Columbia has a strong reputation of making outdoor snow sports accessible to all, as outlined in our previous blog on Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) but the province has also
Andrea Donaldson of Pacific Medical Law recently received her Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Level 1 certification, allowing her to teach skiing to people with disabilities. CADS instructor training courses are held throughout Canada for people wishing to learn and improve their skills as instructors for people with disabilities. Level 1 consists of personal ski improvement
Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for people with physical and cognitive disabilities at local Vancouver mountains. VASS is operated by volunteers, including instructors, program coordinators, and a Board of Directors, dedicated to making the mountains accessible to all, regardless of age or disability. The program uses adaptive equipment, such as
Companies want employees that will excel in their jobs and stay with the organization for a long period of time. People with disabilities are a group that are often overlooked by hiring managers, but have a proven track record of success and loyalty. Studies have found that workers with disabilities were five times more likely
Cindy Frostad, a passionate advocate for children living with disabilities and recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be sharing her unique perspective on why education matters. Beautifully said: “How we provide for, how much we support, and how we embrace individual differences in education is integral to the advancement of our society.