Thank you to our generous partners who support our programming at Abilities Expo. Take a moment and get to know them better.
Providing support to all members of the disability community – regardless of age or stage in life – to find, connect with, and participate in competitive and recreational sport programs and activities of their choice to enhance physical function and quality of life.
Founded in 2013, WHEEL DANCE is an incorporated Canadian non-profit whose purpose is to provide subsidized Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin dance classes to individuals with ambulatory disabilities and their able-bodied friends, family and community members. WHEEL DANCE also serves as the organizing body for Wheelchair DanceSport in Canada.
We enable and support:
1) The study and practice of social wheelchair dance for its physical, psychological, and social benefits
2) The integration of disabled individuals into the general community
3) The engagement and participation of physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals in
dance as a therapeutic activity
4) The growth and recognition of competitive Wheelchair DanceSport in Canada
Established in 2018, PowerHockey Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that is ushering in the next generation of powerhockey para-athletes in the Toronto area. With a management team that garners over 100 years of collective experience in the sport as players and management, the league is focused on the future and is player-oriented. The league runs a weekly co-ed house league from October through May each year, providing para-athletes with various disabilities and skill levels who use a power wheelchair the opportunity to partake in a recreational, yet competitive sport. Once the league championship is over, the season wraps up with a banquet where awards are handed out to recipients for their outstanding achievements. Each summer a select team of the top players is chosen to represent the league at a tournament. Beyond the hockey, the league fosters friendships, relationships, and a tight-knit community of lifelong friends. From the coaches to the management, the organization is volunteer-run and defines itself as truly community-based.