The LAVA website was conceived in order to increase availability of information pertaining to the access of recreation facilities in the Victoria area and decrease anxiety about entering a new unknown environment. The emphasis has been and will continue to be on providing information on accessibility features by including pictures, videos and descriptions about the facilities. This highlights one of our main messages “Know Before you Go!”. We want everyone to feel comfortable entering a Recreation Centre knowing that they will have the right equipment and space for them. Our goal is to increase physical activity in Victoria by decreasing individuals’ negative first experiences at recreation facilities.
A seasonal newsletter which highlights upcoming recreation and leisure opportunities available in our local communities that may be of interest to people who use our service. We also hope that each issue provides some thought provoking editorial that relates to people with disabilities and community inclusion. Latest Edition →
Training and Education
Opportunities for consumers, recreation and parks staff and the general public to learn about Recreation Integration, how people with disabilities participate, and how to facilitate this participation in community recreation and leisure services. Additionally, we provide ongoing post-secondary co-operative education and practicum placements for university and college students. These placements provide students with an opportunity to learn about, work with, and develop a commitment to the provision of inclusive leisure and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.
We work with other community organizations and services to maximize the recreation and leisure opportunities available to people with disabilities. We also advise and consult with people planning community events on access and inclusion.