Our Community

Our Community

Highlighting the people, places, organizations or things that have made life more enjoyable for Canadians living with a disability.

Our Community

Highlighting the people, places, organizations or things that have made life more enjoyable for Canadians living with a disability.

  • VIRN

    VIRN

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Learn more about Vision Impaired Resource Network, a small but mighty organization offering peer support, public education, active living...
  • Opportunity Lives Here

    Opportunity Lives Here

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Since 1971, Cosmo Industries has been a unique place, providing vocational work, non-vocational activities and support options for adults of all abilities.
  • S.M.I.L.E.

    S.M.I.L.E.

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    We learn more about Acadia University's S.M.I.L.E. course, an eight-week program where participants receive a physical activity plan catered to their individual needs.
  • VocalEye

    VocalEye

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    In this episode of Our Community, we experience theatre through VocalEye, a non-profit organization that is the first live description arts service for the blind in Canada.
  • Just Kids

    Just Kids

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Students are given the opportunity to integrate into a school catering to the needs of children of different abilities.
  • Circus Arts

    Circus Arts

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    We meet Erin Ball, who runs Kingston Circus Arts, and some of her recruits. This truly accessible circus school embraces the social model of disability.
  • Night To Shine

    Night To Shine

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    In "Night to Shine," we follow Connor, who is on the autism spectrum, and Sophie, who has Down syndrome, as they prepare for and attend a...
  • Momo Movement

    Momo Movement

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Calgary dance company Momo Movement designs theatre and performance opportunities for people of all abilities. Watch as they rehearse for...
  • Joy of Expression

    Joy of Expression

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Art is an expression of our thoughts, emotions, intuitions and desires. "Joy of Expression" explores Cool Arts Society, where Canadians of all abilities create and communicate.
  • Surf's Up

    Surf's Up

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Meet Sam and his siblings as they attend Surf's Up for Autism, a two-day camp filled with surfing, beach games and family fun in an enriching and inclusive environment.
  • Different is Beautiful

    Different is Beautiful

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Pip has Down Syndrome. When Pip was born Tara was shocked, but realized what a gift she was to her and her family, so she started the Hap...
  • Blind Hockey

    Blind Hockey

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Dustin Butterfield is on a quest to introduce a new sport to rural Alberta. And, thanks to him, blind hockey is finding its way to Red Deer.