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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 and training to the blind and partially sighted community in Manitoba.

  • 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 gala designed for Canadians of all abilities.

  • 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 an upcoming performance that expands the arts aesthetic in Calgary.

  • 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 Happy Soul Project to celebrate the fact that different is beautiful.

  • Adulting: Life after High School

    Adulting: Life after High School

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    What do students with developmental difficulties do when they are no longer part of the educational system? Visit Beyond 21, an organization offering those over 21 a place to thrive and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.

  • 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.