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People with Special Needs

The City of Edmonton is strongly committed to providing the best services to all Edmontonians, including those with special needs.

The department continually identifies ways of:

  • Improving accessibility of the City's recreation facilities - leisure centres, arenas, parks, golf courses and attractions.
  • Providing and promoting recreational opportunities for people with special needs.

Boards and Committees

Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities (ABSPD)

Interagency Committee on Recreation for Persons with Special Needs

Inclusive Recreation Opportunities for People with Disabilities 

You can get this guide in hard copy, Braille, audio-cassette or on disc. Email us with your contact information.

Inclusive Recreation for People with Disabilities - Fall/Winter

Community Facilities & Parks Accessibility Guide

Mayor's Awards

The Mayor’s Awards aim to promote awareness of the need for accessibility, services and employment for individuals with disabilities.

Presented annually, the Mayor’s Awards recognize individuals, organizations or businesses within Edmonton that demonstrate a commitment to persons with disabilities.

 Mayor's Awards

Barrier Free Press eNewsletter

Keep informed of issues, events and activities that impact the lives of people with disabilities. Sign up for the monthly Barrier Free Press eNewsletter and have all the news delivered to your inbox.

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Barrier Free Press eNewsletter Archives


S.U.R.F. Programs: Social. Unique. Recreation. Fun. www.edmonton.ca/surf
Swimabilities. www.swimabilities.ca/


Accessibility of City Facilities

Edmonton Transit (ETS) Accessibility

Hearing Impaired Services

Play Area Accessibility

Special Needs Resources

TTY Access Codes

For more information:

Communities of Interest

8th Floor, CN Tower
10004 104 Ave
PO Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 2R7

Title Special Needs Recreation Liaison


TTY 780-944-5555 code: DISREC
Email recreationdisabilities@edmonton.ca