Services

Leisure Assistant’s Pass

*Please note that effective January 1st, 2020, this service will no longer be administered by RIV. Read more

Issued by R.I.V., this pass allows an individual providing leisure assistance to a person with a disability free admission to all municipal recreation facilities and some private sector venues. The pass is issued to the person with the disability. We feel people with disabilities should contribute full admission whenever possible. However, they should not be required to pay double admission because they require an assistant in order to participate.

Leisure Assistance (Volunteer) Program

*Please note that effective June 23rd, 2020, this service will no longer be administered by RIV.*

1:1 volunteer assistance that facilitates the inclusion of all persons with a disability people who otherwise would not be able to participate in community-based opportunities. This service involves matching a person with a disability one-on-one with a volunteer (Leisure Assistant) who has similar recreation and leisure interests. Together they go out into the community and participate in activities that they both enjoy. See more →

Equipment Loan Service:

*Please note that effective April 1st, 2020, this service will no longer be administered by RIV.*

We have a variety of specially designed and adapted equipment available for loan. Our equipment is available for anyone in the community with a need for an adapted piece of equipment; from individuals, parents and caregivers to educational assistants and recreational and physical therapists.

Summer Inclusion Service:

*Please note that effective April 1st, 2020, this service will no longer be administered by RIV.*

With Canada Summer Jobs funding from Service Canada we facilitate the inclusion of children and teens with disabilities into summer community Parks and Recreation opportunities through the use of trained 1:1 staff.

Leisure Access Victoria App (LAVA)

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.

Recreation Integration Victoria News:

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 →