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Building an Inclusive Community: An Interactive Workshop for Recreation Providers

Date: October 25, 2017Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Show map Inclusion Alberta
11724 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB
Contact: Philip NeyPhone: 587-525-8157Email: mail@inclusionedmonton.org

Inclusion Edmonton Region presents...

Building an Inclusive Community: An Interactive Workshop for Recreation Providers

October 25, 2017

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Inclusion Alberta
11724 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB
FREE, registration required

Please RSVP by October 20 to:
Philip Ney: 587-525-8157 or mail@inclusionedmonton.org 

All children, youth and adults benefit from being involved in recreation and leisure activities. We know that participation in recreational activities is necessary for healthy development, learning and developing friendships. Having friends is an essential part to creating a good life. Yet far too many children and adults with developmental disabilities are not having the opportunity to be included in recreation. Parents may feel their child will not be welcomed or well included, particularly in competitive activities or that extra funding and staffing is required. 

This interactive session will discuss and provide examples on: 
-What is inclusion and why it is important
-How to create a welcoming environment
-The importance of working together with families
-How to make inclusion work
-The role of the recreation provider

Being a part of recreation and leisure opportunities is vitally important for children, youth and adults with disabilities so that they may have every opportunity to develop and share their strengths and passions just as anyone would. 

PRESENTERS 
Melissa Almond – Community Development Advocate: Supportive Communities Strengthening Families, Inclusion Alberta and Inclusion Lloydminster 

Brittany Yuen- Community Development Advocate: Supportive Communities Strengthening Families, Inclusion Alberta 

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