Between Friends I.C.A.N!
Inclusive Community Activities no Barriers
Between Friends I.C.A.N! services and camps 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! service.
Between Friends has partnered with various recreational facilities throughout Calgary and the surrounding area.
I.C.A.N! Services Fees
The fee for I.C.A.N! services varies. Please visit our partner facilities to confirm program fees.
Call our office at 403 269 9133 for more information about Between Friends I.C.A.N! services, and to get the registration process started.
Between Friends 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.
I.C.A.N! camp program has partnered with summer camps throughout Calgary and the surrounding area. See our community partners below.
I.C.A.N! Camp Fees
The fees for Between Friends I.C.A.N! camps vary. Please visit our partner facilities to confirm program fees.
Call our office at 403 269 9133 for more information about Between Friends I.C.A.N! camps, and to get the registration process started.
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.