The Town of Ajax can provide extra staff or volunteers in recreation programs and/or camps to support children, youth, and adults with special needs in a low ratio. Inclusion staff support is free to Ajax residents.

Inclusion support

Recreation, Culture & Community Development programs are open to all ability levels. You may need extra support if:

  • Extra support is used at school
  • Extra help is needed at home for basic care
  • You have a physical, medical, behavioural and/or developmental disability that could affect your safety and fun at a program or that of another person
  • You belong to a support service agency

The Town of Ajax has the right to remove you from a program if you cannot follow participant criteria. The Town of Ajax Refund Policy will apply.

How do I ask for inclusion support?

You must sign up for a general interest recreation program or camp before you sign up for inclusion support. Register for one-to-one support using the barcode.

If registering for the Playgrounds summer program, register first using the one-to-one support barcode and then contact the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services at 905-619-2529 ext. 7259.

For more information about one-to-one support barcodes, visit the Inclusion Services section of the Community Recreation & Parks Guide.

How much inclusion support can I have?

You can request support for one general interest program per session, and up to three weeks of support in summer camps.

A limited number of inclusion support spaces are open each session. Ajax will do its best to find support. It is not certain that an inclusion staff or volunteer will be available for the program that you request.

How do I know if I got the inclusion support that I asked for?

After you register in a one-to-one support barcode, the Inclusion Supervisor will reach out to you. If staff or volunteers are not available for the program you asked for, the Supervisor will let you know.

All new families asking for one-to-one support must come to a meeting with the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services to fill out an information form. The meeting will take an hour.

What do I do if I do not want support anymore or I am going to be absent?

If the participant of inclusion services is not in a program or camp anymore or will be absent, contact the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services at 905-619-2529, ext. 7259.

Additional Support

 Inclusion Support - Drop-In Programs

 An inclusion support staff will be on site to lend assistance, provide adaptations and ease in the transition into a drop-in program.  No registration is required. Contact the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services at 905-619-2529 ext. 7259 to expess interest in accessing the program.

Participants should be able to independently participate in a 1:6 ratio.

 The Spot - Inclusion Fusion

 J. Clarke Richardson (JCR) Collegiate and Notre Dame (ND) Secondary School - Cafeteria

 2:00pm-5:00pm

*Must be a student attending JCR. Collegiate or ND. Secondary School

 

Date Programming
October 12, 2018 Fall Social - Pumpkin Carving
November 09, 2018 Creativity Time - Arts and Crafts
December 14, 2018 Happy Holidays - Cookie Decorating and Games
January 11, 2019 Activity Zone - Physically Active Games
February 08, 2019 Appreciation and Affirmation Activities
March 22, 2019 Musical March - Musical Crafts and Activities
April 12, 2019 The Great Spot-tish Bake Off
May 10, 2019 Mental Wellness Month
June 14, 2019 TBA

 

 Drop-In Basketball

Audley Recreation Centre

Tuesdays - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: 10-14yrs

*Fees for Drop-In Basketball will apply

 The Space - Youth Room

Audley Recreation Centre

Tuesdays - 6:15pm-8:00pm

Ages: 11-18yrs

External Support Workers

External support workers can attend all programs. The family that the external support worker represents must cover any extra costs related to a program. Ajax may request personal information from the support worker for emergencies.

Families providing their own support worker must complete the Outside Support Worker Release Form. Please return the waiver to the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services before to the start of the program or camp. Completed waivers can be e-mailed to victoria.schafer-gumbs@ajax.ca or mailed/dropped off to:

ATTN: Victoria Schafer-Gumbs – Community Recreation Supervisor

Ajax Community Centre

75 Centennial Road, L1S 4S4

Equipment Loans

Ajax provides free accessible equipment loans to customers using our facilities.

Complete the Adapted Equipment Loan form and return to the Ajax or McLean Community Centre, or the Audley Recreation Centre to ask for the use of an Ice Sledge or Terra Trek Wheelchair.

Please Note: Only people who have difficulty with physical mobility or a special need can borrow the accessible equipment. Ice Sledges are for use in Town of Ajax arenas. The Terra Trek Wheelchair must stay in The Town of Ajax.

Fitness – Adapted Programs

Ajax offers adapted fitness classes for youth with mild developmental disabilities. Members need to be able to take part in a 1:10 ratio.

For a description of the classes and registration information, visit the Youth Section of the Community Recreation & Parks Guide

Adult Sledge Hockey Shinny

When: starts again in fall

Location: Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Road)

Ages: 18+

Cost: $6.60 per visit

Accessible Swimming

All ability levels are welcome in our pools. The Ajax Community Centre has a pool chair lift. The McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre are wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Public Swim runs at the Audley Recreation Centre.

Visit the Public Swim page in the Community Recreation & Parks Guide or call 905-428-7711.

Accessible Playgrounds

Universal Playgrounds

Ajax has four playgrounds that are wheelchair accessible.

Rotary Park – Lake Driveway West

Miller's Creek Park – McLean Community Centre

Greenwood Conservation Area

Ajax Community Centre – Centennial Road

Inclusive Playgrounds

Ajax has two playgrounds that are physically accessible, fit for different developmental ages, and has sensory play equipment.

Audley Recreation Centre – Audley Road North

Miller's Creek Park – McLean Community Centre (includes fenced area)

Community Partner Agencies

Grandview Children's Centre

The Town of Ajax and Grandview's Children's Centre offer specialized recreation classes for children and youth with special needs.

For a list of programs and registration information, visit the Inclusion Services section of the Community Recreation & Parks Guide.

Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Durham

The Town of Ajax and Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Durham offer sports recreation classes for children and youth with an intellectual disability.

For a list of program and registration information, visit the Inclusion Services section of the Community Recreation & Parks Guide.