To give people living with disabilities the opportunity to eliminate barriers that have prevented them in experiencing the Joy and Freedom of Snowsports.
Not only in a fun and inclusive environment that embraces diversity but in an accessible community that treats each individual with respect.
We have knowledge, equipment, tactics and skills to support people with visual impairments to participate in snowsports lessons.
We have knowledge, equipment, tactics and skills for anyone who requires balance or mobility support to participate in snowsports lessons.
Cognitive Impairments & ASD
We have knowledge, equipment, tactics and skills for neurodiverse and developmentally diverse students to participate in snowsports lessons.
What's Happening Updates from the CADS Social Team
...CADS lives on the sports hills of Canada...
CADS CERTIFICATION LEVELS
Thinking of becoming a CADS Certified Instructor to help support and include students of all abilities on the hill? There are two pathways to follow. The ski certification pathway or the snowboard certification pathway. The crossover certifications allow instructors to utilize both platforms.
Ski Certification Pathway
Snowboard Certification Pathway
** Certification is currently under construction.
CADS Instructor Certification Program:
CADS training and instruction is consistent and supported coast to coast.
Programs are consistent with CSIA, CASI methods and Alpine Canada Long-Term Skier Development.
Supported and encouraged through over 1600 Certified Members and over 1500 Volunteers across Canada.
Encourages succession planning for Course Conductors, and senior Examiners, while fostering continued development.