Access Services

Support Workers Welcome

For those who have disabilities or other support considerations and require or benefit from assistance while participating in recreation and culture programming, we are happy to let you know that there is no additional admission or registration charge for support workers when participating in NVRC programming or visiting one of our centres. 

Drop in:  Simply inform the cashier that you have a support person with you, or as the support person, identify yourself as such.  
Registered programs: The support worker is not required to register. 

Please note:  Support workers are able to participate alongside but should not be doing their own, independent program or activity.  Skate equipment rental fees still apply. 

Individuals requiring additional support while participating in programs and services are encouraged to contact the Access Programmer, Kelly Paus by calling 604-983-6415 or email.

Need Help Accessing Our Facilities?

View the features of our facilities that make it easier for those with disabilities to access our Community Recreation Centres.

Adapted Swim Lessons

We offer adapted swimming lessons for children, youth and adults who have physical or developmental disabilities, or other support considerations.  These beginner lessons are available when a group lesson might not be a fit, and the curriculum is modified to focus on water safety and independent swimming skills. Classes are offered as low-ratio or parent participation small group.  We encourage participation in our group lessons but if you feel that adapted lessons might be an option for you or your family member, or it has been recommended by an aquatic staff member, please contact the Inclusion Programmer prior to the first lesson 604-983-6415. There is a limit of one registration per season. Please see the swimming class listings for specific days and times. 

Youth Fitness

Participants with developmental or physical disabilities will be helped to design their own basic personal fitness program and learn how to use the Fitness Centre equipment safely. For more information, please email or call 604-983-6534.

Individuals requiring 1:1 support are asked to  please provide their own Support Worker.

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