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Special Needs and Deaf Services

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Leisure Guide

People who have special needs or who are deaf are invited and encouraged to participate in all Community Services-sponsored programs offered within the Leisure Guide. Programs are modified, as appropriate, to suit individual needs and to ensure a positive recreation experience.

Special Needs Inclusive programming:

  • Special Needs Inclusive programming provides opportunity for participants to register and attend a mainstream program.
  • Participants who require additional support to successfully experience registered programs are encouraged to attend with a caregiver.
  • Qualified participants without access to support may request an Attendant from the Department.

Requesting an Attendant

To qualify for an Attendant, a participant must have a physical or developmental disability and cannot require assistance toileting or the administration of medication.

Participants registered in leisure, sport and fitness programs (not including swim lessons):

  • your request for an Attendant for participants in registered programming
  • Please include the participant's name, address and phone number along with the course name and number they are registered in.
  • You will be contacted prior to the start of the course to confirm your request.

Requesting a Sign Language Interpreter

A participant can request a sign language interpreter to participate in a recreation program. The interpreter is paid for by the Community Services Department in accordance with the City of Winnipeg Sign Language Interpreter Policy.

Participants registered in leisure, sport and fitness programs (including swim lessons):

  • your request for a Sign Language Interpreter for participants in registered programming
  • Please include the participant's name and the course name and number they are registered in.
  • You will be contacted prior to the start of the course to confirm your request.

Trailrider

A “Trailrider” is a revolutionary mobility device that provides unparalleled access possibilities for persons with a disability. The Trailrider is lightweight and maneuverable; it carries its occupant across rugged terrain, over snow, sand, rocks and trails.

Please note: the Trailrider is not motorized or self-propelled; it requires two assistants.

  • The City of Winnipeg has a Trailrider available for loan.
  • Please call 311 for free loan information.
Last update: June 21, 2016