A list of public policies supporting participation in leisure for children with disabilities in Canada. For the purpose of this initiative, “policy” is used in the sense of guiding principles generally issued by governments, whereas “program” is used for the kinds of initiatives in which individuals can participate.
The BC Policy Dialogue in Childhood Disabilities occurred on December 8th, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. The objectives of the meeting were:
1) Disseminating research-based information on leisure participation for children with disabilities to decision-makers.
2) Helping researchers understand how to work better with policy makers.
3) Gathering stakeholders’ strengths and knowledge to discuss strategies to promote participation for children with disabilities in BC.
Participants from non-profit, provincial and municipal governments were represented, and individuals across the health and education sector.