Special Needs

Special Needs

  • Summer in the City

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    A summer-day program for adults with physical disabilities. Weekly registration only. Includes outings within the city and a weekly bus trip to outlying areas. For more information, call 613-564-4106. July 30th – August 3rd August 7th – 10th August 13th – 17th August 20th – 24th

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  • Frank St Drop In

    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This social program is for adults with a psychiatric disability. Activities take place at 166 Frank Street at the Bethell Fieldhouse.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Group

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Individuals with multiple sclerosis work with a fitness trainer to improve and maintain strength and agility. There is an initial assessment fee of $21.50.

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  • Rehab Walking Program

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Designed for weight bearing participants who are working to improve their walking abilities. Group led exercises will focus on balance, posture, gait, and sit to stand strategies. Clients using mobility aids will be required to bring them. Call 613-564-1050 for more information. There is an initial assessment fee of $21.50.

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  • Special Needs Aquafitness

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is a fitness program in the water for people with developmental disabilities.          

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  • Special Needs Yoga

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This yoga class is for youth and adults with disabilities. The instructor will go through a series of relaxing poses using support equipment. Come and relax and meditate. Participants are requested to bring a volunteer if assistance is needed.

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  • Spring Nights

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is an evening outing and activity program for adults with a physical disability. Activities include movies, theatre, workshops and more.

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  • Swim for Persons with a Disability

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This program is open to adult participants with a long-term disability. Participants are encouraged to bring a volunteer for assistance in changing and transferring. You must see full-time staff in order to register.

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  • Winter Nights

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is an evening outing and activity program for adults with a physical disability. Activities include movies, line dancing, theatre, workshops and more.

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  • The Art Thing – Special Needs

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is an art program for persons with disabilities.

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  • Zumba Make-Up

    Just a reminder there are two Zumba make-up classes:

    December 5, 2018 & December 12, 2018

  • Winter Registration Opens November 27 @ 12:00 p.m.

    Don't miss out on your favourite programs!

    Winter program registration will open on November 27th @ 12:00 p.m.

    Register online or in person at the front desk.

  • Christmas Holiday Hours

    Jack Purcell Community Centre will be closed on the following days:
    Christmas Day December 25
    Boxing Day December 26
    New Year's Day January 1

    The Centre will re-open on Wednesday January 2 and continue regular operating hours.

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