Recreation Needs Assessment for Persons with Disabilities

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We are currently developing a Recreation Needs Assessment for Persons with Disabilities in our community. This initiative was identified as an action item in the recently approved Parks and Recreation Master Plan (June 2023). The assessment is comprehensive, evidence-based, and directly informed by the needs and aspirations of persons with disabilities in Aurora.

The goal of this work is to identify specific recreational program needs and preferences of persons with disabilities and to develop a plan to address the identified needs.

Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Disability is an umbrella term that covers a broad range and variation of conditions, chronic illnesses, impairments, activity or participation limitations or restrictions, that may be visible or invisible, permanent, episodic, or temporary. Disability is an evolving term that considers access barriers a person may experience because of the design of the built environment, policy, program or thing.


Have your say! Opportunities to be involved.

Nothing About Us Without Us!

⏩ Take the survey now, click below:

  1. For Persons with Disability
  2. For Caregivers

⏩ Sign Up for a focus group:

Attend one of the virtual or in-person focus groups:

Focus Group 3 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register Here

Focus Group 4 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Aurora Family Leisure Complex
To register email jodi@jconsultinggroup.ca
Click here for accessibility details for the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

Focus Group 5 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register Here

Note: All focus groups will be conducted in English. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any of these focus groups, please notify us in advance either by email fdemarco@aurora.ca or phone 365-500-3158.

Focus Group for Family Members and Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities

We would love to hear from family members and caregivers of persons with disabilities to learn more about residents’ current experiences with Town recreational programs and explore ideas to improve the delivery of recreational programs for people living with disabilities.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Register Here!

Focus Groups for Community Organizations and Service Providers

We are also hosting targeted focus groups with various community service providers and clubs serving persons with disabilities. If you are a representative of a group serving persons with disabilities in Aurora, and would like to participate in an online focus group. Please reach out directly to: Jodi Ball, Project Lead by emailing jodi@jconsultinggroup.ca or calling 905-399-5634.

We are currently developing a Recreation Needs Assessment for Persons with Disabilities in our community. This initiative was identified as an action item in the recently approved Parks and Recreation Master Plan (June 2023). The assessment is comprehensive, evidence-based, and directly informed by the needs and aspirations of persons with disabilities in Aurora.

The goal of this work is to identify specific recreational program needs and preferences of persons with disabilities and to develop a plan to address the identified needs.

Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Disability is an umbrella term that covers a broad range and variation of conditions, chronic illnesses, impairments, activity or participation limitations or restrictions, that may be visible or invisible, permanent, episodic, or temporary. Disability is an evolving term that considers access barriers a person may experience because of the design of the built environment, policy, program or thing.


Have your say! Opportunities to be involved.

Nothing About Us Without Us!

⏩ Take the survey now, click below:

  1. For Persons with Disability
  2. For Caregivers

⏩ Sign Up for a focus group:

Attend one of the virtual or in-person focus groups:

Focus Group 3 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register Here

Focus Group 4 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Aurora Family Leisure Complex
To register email jodi@jconsultinggroup.ca
Click here for accessibility details for the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

Focus Group 5 - For Persons with Disabilities
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register Here

Note: All focus groups will be conducted in English. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any of these focus groups, please notify us in advance either by email fdemarco@aurora.ca or phone 365-500-3158.

Focus Group for Family Members and Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities

We would love to hear from family members and caregivers of persons with disabilities to learn more about residents’ current experiences with Town recreational programs and explore ideas to improve the delivery of recreational programs for people living with disabilities.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Register Here!

Focus Groups for Community Organizations and Service Providers

We are also hosting targeted focus groups with various community service providers and clubs serving persons with disabilities. If you are a representative of a group serving persons with disabilities in Aurora, and would like to participate in an online focus group. Please reach out directly to: Jodi Ball, Project Lead by emailing jodi@jconsultinggroup.ca or calling 905-399-5634.

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