Accessible Physical Activity Programs in GTA

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Accessible Programs

All of the programs at JC are open to people of all abilities. Please let them know if you have any particular accommodation needs. They also offer programming designed to meet specific needs identified by people with disabilities and their families, see below for these offerings. Contact Liviya Mendelsohn, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator: inclusion@mnjcc.org; (416) 924-6211 x330 for more information.

Accessible Yoga
A smiling woman stands with her arms open wide, other participants do the same, sittingThis is a fully inclusive yoga class that is open to people of all abilities. In a chair with optional standing poses, we will stretch, strengthen, rejuvenate and relax through a series of gentle yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation. Companions and support people are welcome.

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EveryBody Dance
yellow background with silhouettes of people of all ages and abilities dancing5Rhythms® Movement with DJ Layah Jane! 5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice that supports unique expression, release, expansion and integration. It's accessible to people of all ages and abilities, and is suitable for anyone who wants to rediscover the joy and freedom of dance that is within us all. Everyone Welcome – All Ages. All Bodies. Move, Dance, Groove! (All Ages)

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Inclusive Run Club
Socialize and share your joy of running with the rest of the pack. Weather permitting; the group takes predetermined routes through the neighbourhood around Spadina and Bloor. Runs last 30-45 minutes, depending on the level of the participants; in inclement weather runs take place indoors on the track. This fully inclusive run club is open to people of all abilities. Companions and support people are welcome.

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Adapted Sportball
A group of older boys all jump reaching for the same basketballAdapted Sportball helps children develop socially as well as physically, through programs designed to reinforce self-esteem without the pressure of competition. Our programs provide a skills-driven, high-energy and fun-filled curriculum. (Ages 5-8)

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Strike Goal Soccer Academy
This inclusive class provides an opportunity for little ones to enjoy "the beautiful game" with their parents! Coach T'ai places a focus on providing children with a supportive environment, giving children lots of touches on the ball and emphasizing teamwork, fair play and love of the game! (Ages 2-7)

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Inclusive Musical Theatre
MusicalTheatre iconCollaborate, build confidence, and develop both interpersonal skills and performance skills in an inclusive, creative environment where kids can be themselves. Kids of all abilities welcome!
Artist facilitators: Paula Wolfson and Sara Winter, Broadway and West End awards winners. (Ages 6-12)

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Mega Hoops
Mega Hoops is an inclusive children's basketball program in collaboration with the Ontario Basketball Association. OBA-certified instructors will teach physical literacy, fundamental movement and basketball skills in a supportive environment, guided by Canadian Sport for Life principles. Kids will also try Wheelchair-basketball with the Wheelchair Sports Association.

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Wheel Dance: Latin Dance
Silhouette of man and woman ballroom dancing, woman uses a wheelchairLearn Latin Dance in a comfortable and accessible environment. Classes will cover the basic elements of partner dancing, with an emphasis on basic patterns, turns and timing, moving across the dance floor, and having fun. A mixed abilities class - everyone welcome. Bring a partner or come on your own.

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Everyday Friends: Social Network
Blue background with the words Everyday Friends Social NetworkOctober - June, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Come on out on the first Thursday of the month, meet new people, connect and hang out.

Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee - programs for you, by you!
Games nights, Pool nights, Basketball, Pottery, Cooking.

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TIME: Together In Movement and Exercise - NEW
A trainer helps a woman stretch her back, she has her arms crossed over her chestDesigned by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, TIME is a safe, gentle, and fun exercise program for people experiencing balance and mobility challenges. TIME was developed for participants who have experienced stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions including weakness after a hospital stay or an operation. Stay active and healthy!
For more information, please contact program coordinator Colin Blayney at colinb@mnjcc.org, or at x526

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Osteofit
A combined focus on balance, strength and flexibility are the hallmarks of our Osteofit program. All of our instructors are Bone Fit certified with Osteoporosis Canada.

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Osteo-Circuit - NEW
A woman does a bicep curl, a man with grey hair in the background does same movementThe Osteo-Circuit program is based on an individualized physiotherapy assessment for individuals with osteoporosis and/or other chronic conditions. As such, it is eligible for coverage under many extended health care coverage plans. For more information, please contact program coordinator Colin Blayney at colinb@mnjcc.org, or at (416) 924-6211 x526.

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Intro to ASL I
many hands on a white background making sign language lettersThis fun and engaging beginners’ class involves development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills, including vocabulary, finger spelling and the introduction of grammatical structures. Deaf Culture studies will be incorporated into the curriculum. The final week of the class will be held at Signs restaurant.

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Intro to ASL II
two women facing each other using sign language to communicateASL II will continue advancing the skills learned in ASL I, including vocabulary, finger spelling and the introduction of grammatical structures. Deaf Culture studies will be incorporated into the curriculum. The final week of the class will be held at Signs restaurant. Intro to ASL I or experience with ASL recommended.

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Jungle Gym
Woman sitting on the ground while her child plays with a plastic step in front of herEnjoy a morning full of play and fun with your family at the gym, set up as a jungle gym for you and your children to explore. One of the best indoor playgrounds in downtown Toronto. We are always pleased to welcome families through our partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto. (Ages 2-5)

Sundays and Wednesdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
$9 drop-in /family
Members: Free