PROGRAMS

Cerebral Palsy Alberta offers programs to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities that provide essential social interaction and healthy activities in nurturing environments

We believe that sport, recreation and leisure activities foster a balance between mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We have developed and adapted all of our programs to:

  • Increase social interaction and encourage friendships

  • Create opportunities for meaningful community participation and community building

  • Promote positive self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Foster self-sufficiency

  • Foster a sense of belonging and an enhanced quality of life

  • Improve emotional well-being and reduce stress

  • Develop sport and recreation skills to encourage lifelong participation

  • Encourage exploration of new activities

Calgary Programs

CALGARY MEET-UP GROUP

(AGES 18+)

Please note that a CMUG membership is required for all participants of the Calgary Meetup Group. Some activities require an additional cost. To participate in our Calgary Meetup Group activities, purchase your CMUG membership.

To register, please RSVP to our Social Inclusion Manager at 403-219-1567 or email the Friday before each event.

 

DANCE WITHOUT LIMITS

(AGES 2.5 - 16)

Saturday Afternoons – Prestige Dance Academy  134, 3715 – 51st Street SW, Calgary, AB


Children’s Class (Ages 6 – 12yrs) 1:15pm – 2:00pm

Dance Without Limits is an inclusive program for children of all abilities and introduces them to the exciting world of dance, teaching children Jazz & Ballet!  This program allows children with disabilities to truly feel like ballerinas. This dance class is tailored to the special needs of the children and is facilitated by volunteer dance students. Dance Without Limits is sure to boost your child’s confidence and build positive self-esteem and passion for the art of dance! In-Studio Showcase Performance to highlight the accomplishments of all of our dancers.

Online registration is required. $125.00/6 Weeks  

 

SWIM WITHOUT LIMITS

(AGES 3-15)

Swim Class 1 (Ages 3 – 9) Saturday evenings 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Brookfield YMCA at Seton, SE Calgary & Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, NW Calgary


Swim Class 2 (Ages 10 – 16) Saturday evenings 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Brookfield YMCA at Seton, SE Calgary & Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, NW Calgary

Our weekly swim programs are open to children aged 3-16 with any disability, not only cerebral palsy and begins with basic swimming skills to encourage children to feel comfortable in the water. The facilitator will modify the swimming experience to accommodate the needs and abilities of each individual and will guide the volunteers and/or parents to work with the children at their own pace. The ability to move easily and freely in the water is liberating and exciting for the children and with the assistance of the facilitator and volunteers, each child can experience the joys of being in the water, while having fun with their peers. The Swim Without Limits programs show children of all skill and ability levels that living a healthy, active lifestyle is possible, regardless of certain limitations.

Online registration is required. $120.00/8 Weeks

 

ART FUNDAMENTALS

(AGES 18+)

Thursday mornings 9:30am – 11:30am – Rotary Challenger Park Field House

Art Therapy allows clients self-expression using art and increased self-confidence through learning new skills. Participants explore a variety of materials and art making techniques, such as pencil on paper, acrylic paint on canvas, sculptures using wood, plaster and clay.  Clients are encouraged to have fun and be creative while experiencing a sense of accomplishment when their projects are completed. Social integration engages participants with others and builds social connections.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

FRIDAY FUN SEEKERS

(AGES 18+)

Friday afternoons 1:00pm -3:00pm – CPAA’s Abilities Centre

Young adults are invited to a fun afternoon of dancing, funky music, games, activities and hanging out with new friends. This program provides a fun filled afternoon of activities in a social environment.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

HORTICULTURAL THERAPY & FUNSCAPES

(AGES 18+)

Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – CPAA Abilities Centre

Horticulture Therapy explores the use of plants, activities and the natural world to promote an understanding of how plants grow and provide excellent stimuli for the senses – sight, taste, touch, and smell. Clients experience selecting, sowing and harvesting a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers while intermingling within a group setting.  Participants take part in activities that stimulate thought, exercise the body and encourage awareness of the external environment.

Online registration is required.  $160.00/12 Weeks

 

MUSIC THERAPY – TUESDAYS

(AGES 18+)

Tuesdays 9:45 am – 11:15 am – CPAA Abilities Centre

Music Therapy empowers clients with self-expression and increased self-confidence and is also used to decrease signs and feelings of depression, boost overall mood and reduces the perception of pain. Participants increase their sense of well-being by learning new songs and playing different instruments. Music is followed by arts & crafts. Social integration helps clients engage with others and build relationships.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

MUSIC THERAPY – WEDNESDAYS

(AGES 18+)

Wednesday mornings 9:45 am -11:15 am – CPAA’s Abilities Centre

Music Therapy empowers clients with self-expression and increased self-confidence and is also used to decrease signs and feelings of depression, boost overall mood and reduces the perception of pain. Participants increase their sense of wellbeing by learning new songs and playing different instruments. Music is followed by arts & crafts. Social integration helps clients engage with others and build relationships.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

Edmonton Programs

SPLASH TIME AQUA THERAPY PROGRAM

(AGES 2-12)

Swim Classes are Sunday mornings  11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Don Wheaton Family YMCA, 10211 102 Ave, Edmonton
Our Aqua Therapy Program is tailored for children aged 2 – 12

Dip into our Splash Time Aqua Therapy Program!  The Aqua Therapy Program for children aged 2 – 12 is designed to provide Aquatic Physiotherapy under the direction of a Physiotherapist, with the support of volunteers.  The program will be hosted at a warm water pool to increase the benefits of Aqua Therapy. Starting rehabilitative therapies at an early age helps to support children with physical disabilities to improve muscle tone, balance and flexibility while providing the opportunity to connect with others to improve social skills and confidence. Participants benefit from a gentle resistance to improve strength, pain relief as the warm water increases the blood flow to the sore muscles and helps to reduce spasticity.  Participants can use the reduced gravity in water to increase core strength used for stability and balance.

The CPAA will strive to ensure that each child is paired with a mentor to assist in the pool.  However, should unforeseen circumstances occur, parents/guardians/caregivers are required to assist.  By registering for this program, you are agreeing to this condition.

Online registration is required. $180.00/6 Weeks

 

DANCE WITHOUT LIMITS

(AGES 2.5-16)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BALLET EDMONTON

Saturday Afternoons – Buchanan Center, 11209 – 86 St NW
Children’s Class (Ages 2 ½ – 6) 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Youth Class (Ages 7 – 16) 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This inclusive program allows children of all abilities the opportunity to feel like ballerinas!  This dance class is tailored to the special needs of the children and is facilitated by a certified ballet instructor and physical therapist.  This program combines physical therapy with the opportunity to experience something new and is sure to boost your child’s confidence and self-esteem!

Online registration is required. $125.00/12 Weeks  Registration Spots: 12/Class/Session  

 

TREBLE MAKERS CHILDREN & YOUTH MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM

(AGES 6-16)

Saturday afternoons  4:30pm-5:30pm – Edmonton Public Library – Woodcroft, 13420 114 Ave, Edmonton, AB  T5M 2Y5

Music Therapy classes are for children and youth between the ages of 6 – 16.  The Treble Makers will learn a variety of instruments and songs, allowing them to express themselves through the power of music! This program is instructed by a certified Music Therapist and clients are supported by volunteers..

Online registration is required. $100/8 Weeks

 

ART EXPRESSIONS

(AGES 18+)

Wednesday Afternoons 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Art Gallery of Alberta

An integrated community-based creative arts program for persons with disabilities; all abilities welcome. This program enables participants to develop their fine motor skills while working with a variety of media on diverse projects, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, collage and more. Clients additionally learn to think creatively and interpret instructions in their own way to produce their own artistic expressions.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

COMPUTABILITIES – BASIC 1

(AGES 18+)

Thursday Afternoons 1:00pm – 2:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North

Learn the basics about computers in a supportive environment.  The ComputAbilities Basic 1 class is for anyone who wants to learn how to use basic Microsoft Office programs as well as the basics of social media.  Participants do not need to own a computer or have any previous experience.  Just come and learn!

Online registration is required. $90.00/12 Weeks

 

COMPUTABILITIES – BASIC 2

(AGES 18+)

Thursdays Mornings 11:00am – 12:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North
Thursday Afternoons 12:00pm – 1:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North

Participants MUST COMPLETE a ComputAbilities Basic 1 program before participating in a ComputAbilities Basic 2 program.  Learn the basics about computers in a supportive environment.  The ComputAbilities Basic 2 class teaches more Microsoft Office program skills and explores social media more in depth.  A lot of practice time is provided so you can apply your new skills!

Online registration is required. $90.00/12 Weeks

 

COMPUTABILITIES – IPAD INTRO PROGRAM

(AGES 18+)

Tuesday afternoons 12:00pm – 1:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North
Tuesday afternoons 1:00pm – 2:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North

Learn how to use iPads for everyday use.  This program provides an introductory knowledge of how to use basic iPad applications.  Devices provided.

Online registration is required. $90.00/12 Weeks

 

COMPUTABILIES – IPAD SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAM

(AGES 18+)

Wednesday Afternoons 12:00pm – 1:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North
Wednesday Afternoons 1:00pm – 2:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North

Learn how to use social media apps including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more on iPads.  Learn how to create email accounts, post pictures, movies and more.  A lot of practice time is included so that you can practice your new skills!

Online registration is required. $90.00/12 Weeks

 

COMPUTABILITIES – SOCIAL CIRCUIT

(AGES 18+)

Thursday Afternoons 2:00pm – 3:00pm – CPAA Office – Telus Plaza North

The Social Circuit program is an alternative to our regular ComputAbility curriculum.  This program lets the participants enjoy some non-structured time on computers & iPads and offers a fun-focused atmosphere with games provided as well.  A team of supportive instructors are there to help you out when needed!

Online registration is required. $90.00/12 Weeks

 

COOKABILITIES

(AGES 18+)

Friday mornings 11:00am – 12:30pm – Palates Culinary Kitchen & Learning Centre

CookAbilities is an integrated, community-based cooking program for persons with disabilities. This program enables participants to experience different recipes each week related to themes & hands on experience in making the recipes. Clients explore different flavours and textures through these diverse dishes, while working as a team with their peers.

Online registration is required. $180.00/12 Weeks

 

MORNING BLISS YOGA

(AGES 18+)

Wednesday mornings 10:30am – 11:30am – Winnifred Stewart Association

This introductory gentle movement yoga class is designed to assist with healing body and mind and provides the opportunity for participants to explore yoga in a warm, non-competitive, and supportive environment. Clients increase mobility and manage stress by stretching their muscles in this class.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

SOUND CONNECTIONS MUSIC THERAPY

(AGES 18+)

Thursday evenings  6:30pm-7:30pm – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Basement Private Cafeteria – 10230 – 111 Avenue NW

Music empowers clients with self-expression and increased self-confidence and is also used to decrease signs and feelings of depression, boost overall mood and reduces the perception of pain. Through this music therapy program, participants gain the opportunity to learn new songs and express themselves though a variety of instruments and songs, while interacting with peers in a community-based group setting. The supportive, warm atmosphere of this program provides a safe space for participants to make their own sound, and has been shown to increase self-confidence.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

TEMPO GUSTO MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM

(AGES 18+)

Tuesday afternoons 
First Class:  12:15pm – 1:15pm – Winnifred Stewart Association
Second Class:  1:15pm – 2:15pm – Winnifred Stewart Association

Through this music therapy program, participants gain the opportunity to learn and express themselves through a variety of instruments and songs, while interacting with peers in a community-based group setting.  The supportive, warm atmosphere of this program provides a safe space for participants to make their own sounds, and has been shown to increase self-confidence.

Music empowers clients with self-expression and increased self-confidence and is also used to decrease signs and feelings of depression, boost overall mood and reduces the perception of pain. Participants increase their sense of well-being through learning new songs and playing different instruments. This music program offers participants the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments & songs while interacting in a group setting.

Online registration is required. $150.00/12 Weeks

 

TRANQUIL MOVEMENTS YOGA

(AGES 18+)

Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Buchanan Centre, 11209-86 St 

This introductory gentle movement yoga class is designed to assist with healing body and mind and provides the opportunity for participants to explore Yoga in a warm, non- competitive, and supportive environment. Clients increase mobility and manage stress by stretching their muscles in this class.

Online registration is required. $120.00/12 Weeks

 
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