Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing Ontario

Site: Ski Hills in Ontario

Service: Skiing program for people of all ages and disabilities

Record Details
Alternate Name AOPRT ; CADS ; OPAST
Office Phone 647-280-1307
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Primary Contact David O'Brien, Coordinator, Horseshoe CADS Program; Phone: 705-725-4774; Email:
Alternate Contact Dayton Stoyan, Coordinator, Snow Valley Program; Phone: 416-818-9270; Email:
Established 1976
Primary Executive Gwen Binsfield, President
Alternate Executive Jonathan Wood, VP & Communications
Funding Donations ; Fees ; lift tickets for participants and volunteers provided by Ski Resorts
Description (Service) Coordinates eight week program offering people of all ages and disabilities a chance to experience skiing * offered with the help of volunteer instructors at Horseshoe Resort, The Heights at Horseshoe and Snow Valley;

Bursary to assist individual attending CADS Festival for the first time;

Ontario Para Alpine Race Team (OPART) offers a Learn to Race program, that runs out of Craigleith on Sundays in January and February * Candidates for the program must have a physical disability, and ski independently, with a ‘Need for Speed’ * participants are expected to work at improving their fitness level, while learning to negotiate through race gates, must have their own equipment * program aims to have participants progress to the Provincial Team at the end of two seasons;

Alpine Ontario Para Race Team (AOPRT) or (OPAST) Educates, promotes, and trains Para Athletes to participate in para alpine racing * members train, compete and promote para alpine racing at all levels * members who have a variety of congenital and acquired physical challenges, racing in stand up, sitting or visually impaired categories, and includes athletes who are fifteen and over
Hours Contact for hours
Dates starts in January * Ontario CADS Festival March 26 to 31, 2017
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
children, youth and adults with disabilities * bursary individual must be attending CADS Festival for first time, CADS member in good standing, have a letter of recommendation from the program director
Application physician's permission, along with medical history, required * individual assessments are necessary to determine suitability for program * registration begins in September at individual participating locations * Visit to complete list of programs * must obtain CADS membership for participation, but membership does not guarantee placement in a program and should only be purchased after acceptance into a program * see website for details * See website for 2017-2018 season deadline
Languages English ; Volunteers may be required to complete a police background check
Fees Membership ; Program ; Membership & Program Fees vary depending on program location
Site Location York Region
Located In Community York Region
Mailing Address c/o CADS Ontario 
145 Dew St 
King City, ON L7B 1L1
Physical Access Unknown
Service Categories Disability Related Sports ; Disability Related Sports ~ Skiing ; Snowboarding


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