Canadian Sport Helpline
March 13, 2019 – The Canadian Sport Helpline was launched this week providing a safe place for victims and witnesses of harassment, abuse and discrimination to speak in confidence to a neutral third party and get the help they need.
This professional listening and referral service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, by phone or text at 1-888-83SPORT (77678), and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concussion and Visual Impairments
“Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head, neck, face, or body resulting in a sudden shaking or jarring of the brain inside the skull” (Parachute, 2017).
Concussion symptoms can be more challenging to recognize in those with visual impairments. In the case of an individual with low vision, a small to moderate fluctuation in visual functioning may easily go unnoticed. For an individual who is blind, changes in visual functioning do not apply, potentially making concussion symptoms challenging to identify.
These resources are meant to provide additional information and considerations for when an individual with a visual impairment sustains a concussion. More resources and information including Generic Concussion Resources and Vision Impairment Specific Concussion Resources…
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.
Parent Guide – Benefits of Physical Activity for Children with a Visual Impairment
The importance of being physically active – FACT: This is the first generation of children and youth in modern history who may inherit a lower life expectancy than their parents. In particular, this affects children who are visually impaired, as they consistently exhibited lower levels of fitness than their sighted peers. Attached is a one-page resource highlighting the benefits of physical activity for children with a visual impairment.
Benefits of Physical Activity for Children (.pdf)
Get Active! An Adult Guide to Physical Activity and Recreation
Accessible document to encourage increased physical activity in adults with a visual impairment
Aboriginal Long–Term Participant Development Pathway 1.1
This document presents a roadmap for developing sport and physical activity among Indigenous peoples. The Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway is a reference for those who work with Indigenous participants in sport and recreation. Visit the Sport for Life website to download the document.
CBSA Anti-Doping Policy –
As a member of Canadian Blind Sports Association (CBSA), or as a participant in CBSA sport, the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) applies to you. It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by the CBSA, you are subject to the CADP and, accordingly, may be selected for doping control. See Policy page.