Specialized Programs

Leisure Access Swim Sundays

From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This swim time is a great opportunity for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of the water with their friends and families. For those who require assistance there are two lift/sling systems, two adjustable beds, water wheelchairs and a pool cart for use in the wheelchair accessible change rooms. Just ask for assistance at the front desk when you pay to enter.

Children & Youth: Shotokan Karate – Empowerment

People with any physical disability are welcome to join this class where they will enjoy the confidence and self-esteem from a can-do atmosphere of martial arts which includes mental discipline, adaptability, self-defence and strength from accomplishment.

Shotokan Karate: Empowerment

Adult: Aqua Arthro

Water exercise ideal for individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, or physical limitations. This class focuses on range of motion throughout the joints.


Adult: Aqua Rehab

Slow moving class designed for individuals with neurological and degenerative ailments such as Polio, Stroke and MS.

Aqua Rehab

Adult: Better Bones

Improve the strength of your bones and reduce the risk of falling and fractures. Classes occur under the supervision of a BCRPA Registered Personal Trainer.

Better Bones

Adult: Cancer Thrivers

This program offers weekly movement classes including fitness and yoga, and bi-weekly educational sessions from medical practitioners in the field of cancer recovery and healing.

Cancer Thrivers

Adult: Creative Expressions

Have fun! Stimulate the mind and memories as you explore different forms of art in this= hands-on program. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Creative Expressions Activity Program

Adult: Gentle-Parkinson's Rehab

Adult: Dance for Parkinson's

Explore movement and music in an enjoy- able, safe, and creative class for people living with Parkinson's disease. Maintain a sense of confidence and grace in movement through the fundamentals of dance. Affiliated with the world renowned Dance for Parkinson’s program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York.

Dance for Parkinson's

Adult: FAME for Stroke

Improve overall mobility, build up lost cardio-vascular endurance, and develop arm and hand functions with the guidance of an ex- perienced personal trainer. FAME (Fitness & Mobility Exercise Program) is a community-based exercise program developed by researchers at UBC for post-stroke individuals who still maintain standing and walking ability.

FAME for Stroke

Adult: GLAD Canada

The GLA:D® program is an education and exercise program that has helped thousands of people with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) manage their symptoms of pain and loss of function.

GLAD Canada

Adult: Healthy Heart

Designed for people who have had a heart attack or recent heart surgery.

Healthy Heart

Adult: Joint Replacement

Our joint replacement pre and re-habilitation program is custom designed to strengthen the repairing bone and muscles around the replaced joint, manage pain, and improve mobility.

Joint Replacement

Adult: Shotokan Karate – Empowerment

Feel empowered. If you are a person with a physical disability, this martial arts course focuses on mental discipline, adaptability, self-defense and strength from accomplishment.

Shotokan Karate: Empowerment

Adult: Osteofit for Life

Adult: SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program

Adult: Therapeutic Yoga & Ball

Adult: Women on Weights

Get Involved

If you have a disability and want to make a positive contribution to your community, join the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI). 

The ACDI advises the three North Shore municipalities on issues affecting people with disAbilities, responding to requests from Council and staff and making recommendations that promote, develop and sustain an accessible community, free of physical and social barriers. The ACDI is a way of being active, contributing to a more accessible North Shore and participating in events that raise awareness about accessibility issues. 

For more information, contact the Committee Clerk.