Are you a Physical Education Specialist looking to include parallel sport and recreation activities in your teaching? Do you need resources on specific sports and activities, rules, assessment, school programs or adapted equipment?
Inclusive Parallel Sport & Recreation in Schools Pilot Project
Para NB received a grant from the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development to pilot a project with Anglophone schools in New Brunswick. This project involves the purchase of adapted sport and recreation equipment and devices for all students to engage in parallel sport and recreation in physical education. This project also involves providing more professional development opportunities for NB Physical Education Specialists on parallel sport and recreation. The youth adapted sport and recreation equipment purchased with these funds include multisport wheelchairs, hockey sledges with wheels for indoor use, an indoor curling set and youth handcycles.
Canadian Blind Sports has Get Active! Goalball lesson plans for students as well as information on their schools program and LTAD.
The Paralympic FUNdamentals Physical Literacy Resource
This new program from the Canadian Paralympic Committee is designed to assist educators in promoting physical literacy and encourage the inclusion of children with a physical disability into sports activities at school along their able-bodied counterparts. CPC created this resource in partnership withPhysical and Health Education Canada and the sports of boccia, sitting volleyball, goalball and athletics.
This link will take you past the Canadian Paralympic Committee page and straight to the resources start page. You will first choose your language of preference between English and French. Then please proceed to sign up in order to access the resource.
Paralympic Schools Program
The Petro-Canada Paralympic Schools Program is a free online resource for teachers to engage students in the Paralympic spirit. It provides teachers with the resources to educate students on para sport and establish positive perceptions of people with a physical disability.
Paralympic Schools Week
The Canadian Paralympic Committee wants to help you increase awareness and support for para sport in your school. Print out the digital resource pack or any of the other curriculum aids posted on this site or have a Paralympian come visit your school! Check out the link below for more information!
Rick Hansen School Program
The Rick Hansen School Program consists of a set of resources for administrators, teachers, and students to help increase disability awareness, accessibility and inclusion. The program is designed to decrease bullying, improve student attitudes and perceptions of persons with a disability, and results in student initiatives to improve classrooms, schools and communities.
Athletics Canada – Run Jump Throw Wheel
The goal of Run Jump Throw Wheel is to provide a physical activity program that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) is a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy. Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges, instructors teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children who use a mobility device such as a wheelchair).
If you’re interested in offering Run Jump Throw Wheel in your school check out the link below. Your school can have a delivery partner come to your school or get trained yourself to deliver the scholastic edition. The Run Jump Throw Wheel Scholastic edition includes easy to follow lessons plans, organized by grade and plenty of tips and tricks to manage groups of varying abilities.
Physical and Health Education Canada- Fundamental movement skills for children with a physical disability
This tool allows users to view 11 fundamental movement skills (pictures and key descriptions provided) completed by children with a physical disability from two different views (frontal and lateral). The five disability sub groups that are of focus within these videos are children who use wheelchairs, children who use other mobility aids (crutches, walkers), children with a visual disability, children with a hearing disability, and children with mobility difficulties but who do not use mobility aids.