The Abilities Centre in Whitby is more than just a recreational facility. It reflects the beliefs and visions of those who created it: the belief that people of all ages and abilities can be integrated, the idea that people relate to each other not by being separated but by being together, and the vision of a centre that can truly be a model across the country for how to achieve full inclusion.
Every day, the Abilities Centre helps people of all ages and abilities improve their health and well-being, increase their mobility, follow their passions, explore their creativity and connect with their community. The 125,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has the space and equipment for a wide range of athletic activities, arts programs and life skills training. Creativity blossoms at the Abilities Centre through new ideas, modernization and steady progress toward improving community facilities to decrease the current obstacles faced by people with disabilities.
The centre is committed to improving awareness of accessibility and disability issues through involvement with such events as hosting the Para Pan Am games in 2015, an incredible accomplishment for such a new organization. In just two years, the Abilities Centre has established significant partnerships by teaming up with other leaders in our community, such as the Royal Conservatory of Music, Rick Hansen Foundation, Royal Ontario Museum, Durham College,
Ryerson University, Geneva Centre for Autism and the Lung Association of Ontario.
for more information, visit abilitiescentre.org