Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – National Capital Division
The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) is a volunteer based non-profit national and international leader in alpine adaptive snowsports committed to the idea that “SKIING IS FOR EVERYONE”.
The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – National Capital Division (CADS – NCD) was formed in 1979. We are a registered charity, a provincial-level sports organization member of CADS, and oversee the adaptive ski and snowboard programs and services operating in the regions of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
CADS – NCD provides the resources and support to break down barriers to these activities and in so doing, embrace a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie and fun. We are in need of new volunteers to maintain and grow our programs. Please see our Volunteering page for more information. Hurry, training starts in December.
CADS – NCD supports six formal programs in the region. These include, Ski Hawks Ottawa, at Camp Fortune, for the visually challenged, along with programs at Edelweiss Valley, Mount Pakenham, Calabogie Peaks and Mont Cascades for people who need adaptive equipment and or instruction in order to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. CADS – NCD also operates a Racing program for competitive skiing.
In addition to these formal programs, CADS – NCD provides support to schools and individuals on a request basis, providing partners or instructors and ski equipment, as required, to assist skiers and snowboarders having a variety of cognitive and or physical challenges. Special clinic days can be organized for community organizations serving persons with these challenges.
CADS – NCD Vision
Enrich the lives of persons with various challenges through snowsports in order to promote full integration into society.
CADS – NCD Mission
CADS – NCD is dedicated to assisting individuals with various challenges (cognitive, physical and so many more) to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive alpine skiing and snowboarding.
Charitable Donation Number: 11905-1514-RR0001
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