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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.
Grow & Deliver Quality Programs
Tools & Services For CADS Network
World Leading Training
Volunteer & Instructor Education
Research & Development
Long Term Participant and Athlete Development
A brief history in motion
Jerry Johnston becomes the ski school director at Sunshine Village Alberta
It wasn't too long before Jerry becomes intrigued with the idea of teaching young disabled people to ski.
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports is founded
Jerry and other volunteers selflessly devote time to developing teaching methods and adapting equipment to build a fundamental approach to disabled snowsports in Canada..
Growth and consistency
CADS supports and encourages over 2100 participants living with disabilities and boasts a system of over 1600 certified instructors and 1500 volunteers.
Inclusivity and development
CADS launches the first training module and certification program designed exclusively for teaching students and athletes with ASD and coginitive impairments.
Snowboard Certification Modules
The CADS technical team creates and launches a new certification focussed on teaching adaptive snowboarding.
To be continued........
Updates from the CADS Social Team
...CADS lives on the sports hills of Canada...
CADS receives generous support from these valuable partners