Seniors and Special Populations

This area provides specialized services to seniors and special populations allowing them to access recreational and leisure services. Programs offered in community centres, pools and arenas are available to all people in the community, but in some cases accommodation may be required.

The Supervisor of Seniors and Special Populations will assist in coordinating information enabling people to obtain services in addition to providing information on specialized competitive events and equipment for athletes with disabilities.

Junior Inclusion Services

Recreation has a limited number of Special Needs Integrators who work directly with youth (children 13 and under) with special needs who are interested in attending one of our day camps. The Special Needs Integrators are located in a select number of community facilities. Families wishing to access services may have to travel to that location. Parents and caregivers who believe their child may need a Special Needs Integrator are requested to download and complete the Confidential Special Needs Registration Request Form (printed copies are also available at your local community centre). The Supervisor of Special Populations will then contact the applicant's parent/caregiver to review the request. This questionnaire must be completed annually.

One-on-One Volunteers

Parks and Recreation actively recruits youth and adult volunteers for many of our recreational programs and services. A training program is provided.
One-on-One Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and may be working with children with special needs for the first time.
One-on-One support cannot be guaranteed as demand usually exceeds supply.
If a volunteer is unavailable, families may be requested to bring their own support worker.
Recreation may be able to secure a staff person as a support worker at an additional cost to the participant.

Seniors Advisory Committee

A Committee of Council, the Seniors Advisory Committee identifies concerns and reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues that affect seniors in the City of Windsor. Currently there are three sub-committees: Advocacy, Community and Policy.

Specialized Sporting Equipment

Adapted Equipment BagFamilies, groups and schools may rent the Adapted Equipment Bag. Reserve the Adapted Equipment Bag with over 65 pieces of adapted equipment including volleyballs, beanbags, rubber chickens, parachute, manuals and activity sheets. A refundable deposit is required. Cost is $30 per week (Monday-Friday) or $50 for two weeks. Reserve by calling Celia Southward at (519) 253-2300.

Bowling Ramps

Customized bowling ramps for persons in wheelchairs are available for rent from Parks and Recreation. Reserve the adapted bowling ramps. Cost is $30 per week or $50 for two weeks. A refundable deposit is required. Reserve by calling Celia Southward at (519) 253-2300.

For more information, contact:

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3N6

Call 311 for general information, or 519-253-2300 for detailed inquiries.
Fax: 519-255-7990