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  1. National Parks & Recreation Conference & Trade Show ‘Healthy Communities-Cultivating the Vision’ Saskatoon Sask. October 18-21, 2006

  2. Getting Services Right for People with Disabilities:Demographics and Service Delivery Expectations

  3. Elvin Dobani

  4. Overview • Introduction • Toronto’s disability community • Methodology • Key findings • Recommendations / accomplishments • Conclusions, next steps and resources

  5. Introduction • Support • Funding • Collaboration

  6. Purpose and Objectives • Comprehensive demographic profile • Barriers to participation • Program and service improvements

  7. Definitions • Adapted Programs • Integrated Services

  8. Purpose and Objectives • Who in our community has a disability? • What can Parks, Forestry & Recreation do to improve the delivery of services?

  9. Benefit of Participation of Physical Activity • Physiological • Physical • Psychosocial

  10. Overview of Toronto’s Disability Community • Disability defined • Participation and Activity Limitation Survey • Canadian Community Health Survey

  11. Overview of Toronto’s Disability Community • Participation in registered recreation programs • 6.4% of general population • 0.4% of disability population • Our Common Grounds disability target • Achieving identical participation rates for both populations

  12. Overview of Toronto’s Disability Community • Disability types served • Perceived barriers to participation

  13. Active2010 The Active2010 Ontario government sport and physical activity strategy states that, the ultimate benefit of creating more recreational opportunities for people will be: • “A culture of physical activity and sport participation that directly contributes to healthier Ontarians, stronger communities, and reduced healthcare costs… It’s successes will reduce the incidence of chronic diseases associated with inactivity and ultimately ease health care costs.”

  14. Methodology • Focus groups • Survey of residents with a disability • Survey of disability service agencies

  15. Focus Groups • 14 sessions • 150 participants • Recruitment • Accommodations offered

  16. Residents Survey • 24 questions • 5,000 residents surveyed through 27 agencies • 1,200 surveys out to existing participants • 667 responses – 13% response rate

  17. Agencies Survey • 7 questions • 56 agencies surveyed, from pool of 200 • 51 responses – 90% response rate

  18. Demographics Participation in adapted programs & integrated services Importance & meaning of recreation Barriers to participation in recreation Use of parks, trails & natural areas Program & service improvements Communication Recreational respite Employment & recruitment Youth outreach workers Cultural & social issues Policy improvements Key Findings – Residents

  19. Employment and Recruitment • Advertising • Coaching • Job search training

  20. Youth Outreach Workers • Connecting outreach workers and youth • Services provided

  21. Cultural and Social Concerns • Change rooms and washrooms • Gender-specific programming • Gender of support workers

  22. Policy Improvements • Registration and subsidies • Program planning and review • Photo I.D.

  23. Key Findings – Disability Service Agencies • Client demographics • Primary function • Recreation opportunities and supports • Recreation challenges • Multilingual services • Cultural and social concerns