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Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy

The purpose of Recreation Therapy is to enable all individuals to achieve quality of life, and optimal health through meaningful experiences in recreation and leisure. We believe in the inherent capacities of individuals for personal growth, happiness and freedom. Recreation Therapy is a profession which provides service to, and advocates for individuals with physical, mental, social, behavioural or emotional limitations in a variety of settings. The Recreation Therapy profession recognizes the right of all citizens to have access to and the freedom to choose recreation and leisure opportunities regardless of their physical, financial, developmental, emotional, or social challenges OR the barriers imposed on them by society at large.

Central Recreation

The gymnasium is equipped for basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, badminton and other activities.

A games room is also available in Central Recreation, which includes a bowling alley, billiard tables, table tennis, foosball tables, and a games area.

Families and/or caregivers, 18 years of age or older, can access the recreation facilities with their loved ones after completing necessary forms and orientation. Learn more about family member use of facilities

Conditioning Room

Conditioning Room

The conditioning room is equipped with a universal machine, free weights, elliptical machines, treadmills and exercise bicycles.

Outdoor Recreation Areas

Outdoor recreation areas provide opportunities for patients to participate in outdoor recovery-based activities in an accessible space.

Located on the east side of hospital grounds, south of the Gordon Street entrance, the fully accessible area includes a Vicorian Gazebo, half multi-use court for basketball, walking labyrinth (maze) for inspiration or meditation and a connecting paved pathway from the Waterfront Trail to Building 1.

Open to the public, this area is included in the security ground patrols, and is supervised by staff members during scheduled patient activities.

Sports equipment for the half court will be available for sign out by patients and staff through Central Recreation. While the court is also open to staff and public use, patient-structured activities during scheduled times will be given first priority.

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