Access & Inclusion
Recreation Oak Bay is committed to providing community programs, services and facilities that reflect our on-going pursuit of providing meaningful and inclusive opportunities for everyone.
Programs and services aim to eliminate barriers and create social, physical and economic environments that enable all residents to participate actively in the community.
Here is a link to facilities containing accessibility information, including videos, from over 30 recreation and community centres in the Greater Victoria area: http://rivlava.ca/ (website was created by Recreation Integration)
Leisure Assistant Pass
District of Oak Bay residents may now apply for a Leisure Assistant Pass directly from Recreation Oak Bay. The Leisure Assistant Pass is for people with disabilities, of all ages, who wish the assistance of a support person when engaging in recreation and leisure activities in Greater Victoria. Upon presentation of the Leisure Assistant Pass at a participating venue, one person will be given free or reduced admission to provide assistance to facilitate participation in recreation and leisure activities. The Leisure Assistant Pass ensures that supported participation does not cost more than general admission fees. For more information, please contact reception at 250-595-7946 or visit recreation.oakbay.ca.
- Leisure Assistant Pass Information and Application Form [PDF - 312 KB]
An alternative pass option for those outside of the Greater Victoria region:
For those living outside of the Greater Victoria region, an alternative to the Leisure Assistant Pass is the Access 2 Card. The national wide Access 2 Card program helps to ensure that entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities are more available and accessible to all. For more information on the Access 2 Card please head to their website at: http://access2card.ca/
See below for more information on the Access 2 Card as well as an application:
Leisure Assistant Request
For those in need of an on-site Leisure Assistant, Recreation Oak Bay is now accepting requests for Leisure Assistant pairings. Once a request has been received, Recreation Oak Bay will work towards finding a volunteer to meet your specific needs. Requests for on-site Leisure Assistants can be made through the Inclusion Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-886-8248. Additional information can be found online at recreation.oakbay.ca.
As a Leisure Assistant Volunteer, you will be providing one-to-one support for a person in need of extra help with their recreation needs. You are matched based on your shared interests, experience, availability, and the facilities you are willing to go. If you are interested in volunteering for Recreation Oak Bay as a Leisure Assistant, please contact the Support and Inclusion Team Leader at email@example.com or 250-886-8248. Additional information such as volunteer registration forms can be found online at recreation.oakbay.ca.