TVCC Therapeutic Recreation 2023 Fall Open House - Community Partner Information

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Ilderton Curling Club

Contact: Laura Leitch

Description: Welcome to the Ilderton Curling Club. The first curling in Ilderton took place when some 60+ people gathered at the hockey rink to participate in the game of curling in the middle of December in 1960.


Email: info [at] (info[at]ildertoncurlingclub[dot]com)

Social Media:

Facebook: @Ilderton Curling Centre
Instagram: @ildertoncurl
Twitter: @Clubilderton

Connections Music Therapy

Contact: Jess Dickie Poor

Description: Connections Music Therapy offers sessions and adaptive music lessons to youth of any age with no musical skills required to begin. An individualized plan is created to help target specific goals within the sessions, through instrument playing, song writing, and singing. Our priority is having fun, because when you’re having fun, the sky is the limit!


Email address: jd.musictherapy [at] (jd[dot]musictherapy[at]gmail[dot]com)

Social Media:

Facebook: @connectionsmusictherapy
Twitter: @funmusictherapy

MOVE by Goodlife Kids

Contact: Daniella Gomer

Description: MOVE by GoodLife Kids has been designed exclusively to get youth with disabilities active, and is offered free to families. Once registered, participants get access to 3 live online small group sessions each week led by one of our passionate coaches. MOVE is for youth ages 12 – 21 years with intellectual disabilities or autism.


Email address: move [at] (move[at]goodlifekids[dot]com)

Social Media:

Facebook: @goodlifekids
Twitter: @GoodLifeKids
Instagram: @goodlifekids_fdn

Other Details: MOVE Coaches and MOVE Support Agents lead our virtual MOVE classes. Incorporating participants' interests and favourite ways to move, MOVE Coaches and Support Agents acquaint themselves with the participants to tailor the programming to their needs. All Coaches and Support Agents receive specialized training to deliver physical activity and fitness programming to individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. Classes are 60 minutes in length and consist of a warm-up, social time, exercise circuits, dance breaks and games, creating an environment that fosters friendships as well as movement.

Dreams Come True Music Studio

Contact: Allison ’Connor

Description: Dreams Come True Music Studio believes in making music accessible for all. It is an inclusive Musical Theatre program for people of all ages and all abilities. Allison O’Connor, a former Music Teacher with the TVDSB and now an Occasional Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board and private music teacher, created this program so that her son, who lives with a different ability could make a difference with Music and experience Music in a safe, inclusive environment.


Email: dreamscometruemusicstudio [at] 

Social Media:

Facebook: @DreamsComeTrueMusicStudio
Twitter: @DCTMusicStudio
Instagram: dreamscometruemusicstudio1

Other details: Participants sing and dance as they are able and form new friendships. Programs run twice a year, culminating in Showcase Concerts and a Summer Camp runs each summer. Inclusion for all. Your heart will be full when you experience a performance by this amazing group. Contact us and discover how you can make a difference with Music. 

Special Olympics London

Contact: Allison ’Connor

Description: Athletes are the heart of the Special Olympics movement. All athletes have an intellectual disability. Special Olympics London currently has over 400 athletes who participate in sport and fitness programs throughout the year. Our athletes became involved and stay involved for a number of reasons, including the love of the game, socializing, becoming more active and/or staying fit, learning a new skill and much more.


Social Media:

Instagram: specialolympicsontariolondon
Twitter: SpecialOlympicsONLdn@SooLondonCan

Adapted Multi-Sport

Contact: Alexis Cruz

Description: In this adapted multi-sport program participants with disabilities will focus on skill development in a variety of sports and activities!

Email: alcruz [at] (alcruz[at]london[dot]ca)

Phone: 519-661-5575

Family Centre Westmount

Contact: Sue Bechard

Email: wfc [at] (wfc[at]lcc[dot]on[dot]ca)

Phone: 519-473-2825


Junction London’s Climbing Centre

Contact: Grace Cho

Description: Rise Above Adaptive Climbing brings community and adventure together by making the sport of rock climbing accessible to people with disabilities. We’re here to make climbing accessible and inclusive to YOU, regardless of your age, ability level, or what kind of disability you have.

Email: info [at] (info[at]junctionclimbing[dot]com)


Social Media:

Facebook: @junctionclimbingcentre
Instagram: @climbjunction
Twitter: @climbjunction

Community Living London

Contact: Michele Iacobelli

Description: Leisure Nights is a program that was designed to offer community and program based activities for children and youth on the spectrum. It is offered on 2 nights, every other Monday for children 7-11 year olds and Thursdays evenings for youth aged 11-17 years old.


Email address: Leisure.Nights [at] (Leisure[dot]Nights[at]cll[dot]on[dot]ca)

Social media:

Instagram: commlivlondon
Facebook: Community Living London

Volt Hockey London

Email: marcus.xavier.Paulino [at] (marcus[dot]xavier[dot]Paulino[at]gmail[dot]com)

Phone: (519) 200-2916

Description: Volt is a unique adaptation to the sport of hockey as it allows participants who have more complex needs – particularly those with limited upper mobility, to be able to play the sport that extends beyond other adaptive variations of hockey today (including sledge hockey and wheelchair hockey). Volt is played as a 3 vs 3 game on an indoor gym or court using specially designed hockey sport chairs. The chairs are battery operated and are controlled with a joystick. This allows virtually any person living with mobility limitations the ability to play the sport of hockey independently.

Social Media:

Instagram: @LondonHighVoltage

Jess Jones Recreation Therapy

Contact: Jessie Jones


Phone: 519-902-5377

Social Media:

Facebook: @jessjonesrecreationtherapy
Instagram: @jessjonesrectherapy

Hero Circle Canada

Contact: Liam Brennan

Description: Kids Kicking Cancer’s Heroes Circle program teaches meditation, breathing and movement techniques found in the martial arts to empower children beyond the pain and trauma of childhood disease. All of our programming is free of charge & siblings are welcome. We've lowered the pain and empowered over 7,000 children in 7 countries by teaching them that pain is a message you do not have to listen to.


Email: liam [at] (liam[at]kidskickingcancer[dot]ca)

Facebook: @kidskickingcancercanada

Cheer Strike Royals


Phone: 519-474-0101

Email: info [at] (info[at]cheerstrikeroyals[dot]com)

Social Media:


TVCC Therapeutic Recreation

Contact: Jessica Hennessy and Rachel Ireland

Email: tr [at] (tr[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca)


Social Media:

Facebook: @trattvcc
Instagram: tvcc_family

The TR team will be hosting monthly virtual “TR Talks” to support families with general Therapeutic Recreation Inquires. Have questions about community or TVCC participation programs, would like to learn more about Recreation, sport or leisure join us for one of our virtual sessions. Please visit our website for registration details or email us for more info!

TVCC Youth Services

Contact: Heather Graham

Description: Growing up is an important part of childhood. Our Horizons team supports that growth from the age of 12 until the transition to adult services. Looking to discover who you are and share your story with the world? Take a look at TVCC Storytellers!

Email: heather.graham [at] (heather[dot]graham[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca)


We would like to thank all the community partners who participated in this year’s TR Open House. We truly appreciate all the work you did to share your organizations with the TVCC community. Adaptive and inclusive recreation in our community creates so many opportunities for children and youth to thrive! 

If you are a partner interested in presenting at next year's event or have a program you would like us to learn about, please email tr [at] (tr[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca)

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