In collaboration with community partners, we are proud to offer an array of diverse programs in locations across the GTA and Ontario. These dedicated organizations serve as beacons of inclusivity, empowerment, and opportunity, creating transformative experiences and meaningful connections. From educational endeavors that ignite minds to recreational activities that provide opportunity and camaraderie, you can participate in a variety of programming. Check out what’s available below!

Current Events

  • Strong Minds through Active Bodies
    By Autism Ontario

    Strong Minds Through Active Bodies is a free online course for physical activity students, professionals, and people supporting autistic youth and adults to access physical activity programs and spaces.

    The course curriculum and the digital resource follow research and ideas shared in The Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children, Youth, and Adults with a Disability developed through the Canadian Disability Participation Project, as well as the A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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  • Moving on to Fitness
    In collaboration with Unity Health Toronto

    Are you looking to maintain your momentum following your discharge from rehabilitation but need help knowing where to start? Variety Village has partnered with Unity Health Toronto to offer a transition program to become more comfortable in improving your fitness in the community. This program is by referral from a therapist and is free to all participants. Participants are acquired thorough an intake process designed to ensure the right fit for the program.

    Program Details
    Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON

    2023 Dates
    September: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
    October: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
    November: 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

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  • Access To Play
    By Vaughan Culture Days

    Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country both in-person and online. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

    Program Details
    Date: Friday, September 29
    Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Maple Community Centre – 10190 Keele Street, Vaughan, ON

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  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    By Self-Management Program Central East

    A FREE Six-Week Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Special Health & Behavioural Needs.

    Program Details
    Date: Thursdays, September 14 to October 19
    Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Online Zoom Workshop

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Upcoming Programs

  • Academy for Student Athlete Development
    By Abilities Centre

    The Academy for Student Athlete Development program is focused on removing barriers and creating equitable access for athletes looking to pursue aspirations for competitive and high performance sport.

    Utilizing an innovative partnership-based framework, ASAD leverages nationally and globally recognized experts in the delivery of the program, ensuring optimal academic, athletic and psychosocial benefits for participating athletes.

    Program Details
    Date: One Saturday each month starting September 30
    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: Variety Village

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  • Children in Motion
    In collaboration with ErinOak Kids

    Program offered in partnership with Variety Ontario and ErinOak Kids. Children with a learning, intellectual, or physical disability will feel inspired. This safe and supporting environment will support physical literacy, confidence and participant success. Support persons are welcome in the program to assist participants if required!

    Program Details
    Dates: Saturday, September 25 – December 11, 2023
    Time: 5:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Location: Huron Park RC Gym A, Mississauga

    For program information and registration click here.

Past Events

  • Challenger Baseball
    By Jay’s Care Foundation

    Challenger Baseball is a transformative and inclusive baseball program tailored to empower children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. This program goes beyond the game, instilling essential life skills inherent to baseball, such as teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support, and courage.

    Program Details
    Date: August 2 to September 6
    Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Location: Roy Halladay Field – 150 Highview Ave, Toronto

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  • ICCAN’s Annual Play Day
    By Inclusive Communities Canada

    Inclusive Communities Canada (ICCan) is proud to present our second annual Play Day in partnership with Variety Village and ParticipACTION. This event is designed for children of all ages and all abilities – everyone is welcome!

    Program Details
    Date: Saturday, August 12, 19, 26
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Variety Village

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  • PowerHockey Summer Showcase
    By PowerHockey Toronto

    Established in 2018, PowerHockey Toronto is a not-for-profit charitable organization and Member of PowerHockey Canada that is ushering in the next generation of powerhockey para-athletes in the Toronto area.

    Program Details
    Date: Saturday, July 8
    Time: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
    Location: Variety Village

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