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I.C.A.N! Programs

Inclusive Community Activities no Barriers

I.C.A.N! Programs and camps services are suitable for Between Friends members who would like to explore community recreation. Members participate independently in community programs. A Between Friends, Recreation Inclusion Facilitator (RIF), will be in attendance providing guidance to the Between Friends member, program instructor and program participants if necessary. Discovery, participation and social interaction with typically-developing peers are key experiences of the I.C.A.N! Program.

Between Friends has partnered with various recreational facilities to include programs such as Hip-Hop and Zumba Dance, Drawing, Badminton, Ballet, Swimming, and Pottery. Programs are run throughout Calgary (NE, NW, SE, SW) and the surrounding area.

I.C.A.N! Programs fees

The fee for I.C.A.N! Programs varies. Please visit our partner facilities to confirm program fees.

Between Friends will ensure that every individual with a wish to attend programs is granted the opportunity. If required, we offer further fee assistance and payment plans. To discuss your alternatives, please contact Katie at 403 508 0116.

Registration Information for I.C.A.N! Programs

I.C.A.N! Camps

I.C.A.N! Camps are suitable for Between Friends members who would like to explore community Summer Camp Programs. Members independently participate in Community Summer Camps where they will contribute to the program and socially interact with their typically-developing peers. The primary guidance for your child will come from the partner Camp Leader. A Between Friends, Recreation Inclusion Facilitator (RIF), will be located at each camp to provide guidance to the Between Friends member, program instructor and program participants if necessary.

I.C.A.N! Camps provide an opportunity to challenge and develop skills, increase self-confidence and enhance community inclusion while creating awareness and acceptance of different abilities.

Between Friends’ I.C.A.N! Summer Camp program has partnered with the Calgary Zoo, Village Square Leisure Centre, Southland Leisure Centre, YMCA (Eau Claire, Crowfoot and Shawnessy) branch day camps, YMCA Camp Riveredge, Talisman Centre and many others. Summer Camps run throughout Calgary (NE, NW, SE, SW) and the surrounding area.

I.C.A.N! Camp fees

The fee for I.C.A.N! Camps varies. Please visit our partner facilities to confirm program fees.

Between Friends will ensure that every individual with a wish to attend programs is granted the opportunity. If required, we offer further fee assistance and payment plans. To discuss your alternatives, please contact Kim at 403 508 0115.

Registration Information for I.C.A.N! Camps

Recreation Inclusion Facilitator

The Recreation Inclusion Facilitator (RIF) is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all program participants. The RIF is responsible for educating facility staff on best practices in facilitating the inclusion process. Although the RIF monitors the program daily and provides guidance, the primary point of contact will be community program staff. Recreation Inclusion Coordinators have a wide range of experience in Childhood Education, Rehabilitation or the disability field.

Between Friends and the partner facility carefully screen and select individuals for this position who are trustworthy, capable, positive role models, enthusiastic, and talented. RIF’s must be over 18 years of age and obtain formal screening through The Calgary Police and Alberta Government Child Welfare. Staff must possess Standard First Aid and CPR certification.

I.C.A.N! Partners

 
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