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 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 or at inclusionservices@ajax.ca.

For more information about one-to-one support barcodes, contact the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services at 905-619-2529, ext. 7259 or at inclusionservices@ajax.ca.

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 or at inclusionservices@ajax.ca.

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 express interest in accessing the program.

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

Multisensory Space - Free

Multisensory rooms/spaces are dedicated spaces that control a sensory environment and allow individuals of all ages and abilities to come in and use various equipment to meet their own sensory needs and goals. Multisensory spaces allow for the equipment and the room to be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual using the space to provide the level of sensory stimulation they benefit from. Using a multisensory space can have a variety of positive benefits, including but not limited to calming/relaxation, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skill development, communication development, socialization and more. The Multisensory Space Drop-In at the Town of Ajax is designed with this adaptability in mind.

Audley Recreation Centre - 1955 Audley Rd. N.

Mondays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m.

All ages; a caregiver must be present.

No pre-registration required. Maximum capacity applies. 

Please Note: Program may be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check the Kids Friday Night Fun drop-in calendar below for up-to-date information.

Multisensory Space -  Drop-In Calendar

Friday Night Fun

Kids Friday Night Fun

McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr.

Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ages: 6-12yrs

No pre-registration required. Maximum capacity applies. On-site pay-per-play required.

Please Note: Program may be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check the Kids Friday Night Fun drop-in calendar below for up-to-date information.

Preschool Friday Night Fun

Audley Recreation Centre - 1955 Audley Rd. N.

Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ages: 2.5-5yrs

No pre-registration required. Maximum capacity applies. On-site pay-per-play required.

Please Note: Program may be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check the Kids Friday Night Fun drop-in calendar below for up-to-date information.

Kids Friday Night Fun -  Drop-In Calendar

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 and provide an original and current (within last 6 months) Vulnerable Sector Check. Please contact the Community Recreation Supervisor of Inclusion Services at 905-619-2529, ext. 7259 or at inclusionservices@ajax.ca to schedule a time to drop off required forms.

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 a Rollator, 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 Rollators or Terra Trek Wheelchair must stay in The Town of Ajax.

Fitness – Adapted Programs

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

Fitness and Wellness Program Information and Registration

Adult Sledge Hockey Shinny

Sledge Hockey is an exciting sport for people with physical disabilities. The sledges can be specially adapted to meet the needs of each player. Sledges Available.

When: September to March; Fridays from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Location: Ajax Community Centre - 75 Centennial Rd.

Ages: 18yrs+

No pre-registration required. Maximum capacity applies. On-site pay-per-play required.

Please Note: Program may be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check the drop-in skate schedule below for up-to-date information.

Drop-In Skate Schedule

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.

No pre-registration required. Maximum capacity applies. On-site pay-per-swim required.

Please Note: Program may be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check the drop-in swim schedule below for up-to-date information.

Audley Recreation Centre Drop-In Swim Schedule

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 more information or to register, please contact Grandview Children’s Centre, Recreation Services at 905-728-1673 or 1-800-304-6180, ext. 2247 or visit www.grandviewkids.ca.

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 more information or to register, please contact Greater Durham Special Olympics Community Council at 1-888-333-5515, ext. 256 or greaterdurham.info@specialolympicsontario.ca.