Inclusive Family Fun: Borrow the GRIT Freedom Chair - All-Terrain Wheelchair Built for Adventure

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The GRIT Freedom Chair: Spartan was designed with the strongest and most adventurous riders in mind. This rugged off-road chair is ready for just about anything.

CTN Equipment Loan Program (ELP) has recently purchased a GRIT Freedom Chair (16"). The GRIT Freedom Chair is a manual all-terrain wheelchair built to explore the outdoors, get daily exercise, and go on adventures with the people you love. This chair is built for hiking trails to sandy beaches and more. It is easier to push than a standard wheelchair with its level system and specialized tires. This chair disassembles easily to take you on life's adventures!

CTN supports kids, 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 bike riding independently!

What are the benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair?

1. Functioning – Ride gravel, trails, snow, sand, mud and everything in between.

2. Family - “This is everything! Hiking in places we have never been able to take Meadow! She got to see things that have been impossible for her. Getting a GRIT Freedom Chair has been a life changer for my daughter." – Lindsey G.

3. Fitness – You’ll get an upper body workout by engaging the levers on the chair. Trail handles allow for assistance, if and when needed.

4. Fun - Have fun exploring the outdoors with family and friends.

The GRIT Freedom Chair is part of the CTN Equipment Loan Program and can be borrowed for two weeks by families of kids and youth who receive OT/PT services and live in Simcoe County or York Region. Speak to your child’s therapist for more information or email

Learn more about the benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair.

Watch this video to learn more - GRIT Freedom Chair


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 Before F-Words for Child Development