Winter Family Fun - Try a Snow Coach

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CTN families can now borrow our snow coach.

Cole is a high school student and  CTN youth volunteer who uses a wheelchair. His mom, Michelle, heard about CTN’s Recreation Loan Program from a local team facilitator (LTF) in the community and asked to borrow our snow coach to enjoy with the family. While pushing a snow coach can be an upper body workout for mom, dad or a sibling, it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the winter with the whole family (and the dog too).

Watch Cole and his parents enjoy some outdoor fun with our snow coach!



Families can borrow our snow coach for two weeks through CTN’s Recreation Loan Program. Speak to your child’s team about the program. They may have some suggestions about which recreation equipment would support your child’s goals. Alternatively, you can contact Bethany Brewin, LTF (Simcoe County) at bbrewin@ctnsy.ca or Christian Marquez, Rehabilitation Assistant (York Region) at cmarquez@ctnsy.ca for assistance.

Before you borrow our snow coach, here’s what you need to know about contactless pick up and drop off:

  1. Once request for equipment has been received, CTN will notify the family or therapist regarding availability via email.
  2. A liability form will be sent to the therapist/family for completion and acknowledgement of the liability agreement.
  3. CTN will arrange pick up and drop off time with families at a specific location outside the site to ensure there’s no contact with others accessing the building.
  4. CTN will follow equipment cleaning procedures prior to pick up and after drop off.    
  5. Large equipment can only be loaned to families who do not require physical adaptations to the gear or where therapists are comfortable advising families on the fitting via virtual methods. We cannot complete in-person adjustments at this time.
  6. Families must be able to load and transport the equipment independently.
CTN supports children, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities like getting out in the snow using a snow coach!

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Bethany Brewin (Simcoe County) at bbrewin@ctnsy.ca or Christian Marquez (York Region) at cmarquez@ctnsy.ca.
1 Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think!. Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463 http://www.canchild.ca/f-words Before F-Words for Child Development.
 


2021-02-09


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