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    2021 CADS Annual Ski and Snowboard Festival

CADS Purpose

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.


Visual Impairments

We have knowledge, equipment, tactics and skills to support people with visual impairments to participate in snowsports lessons.

Physical Impairments

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.

CADS Key Focus


CADS supports and encourages over 2100 participants living with disabilities to be active for life and to work towards long term development. CADS also supports over 1600 certified instructors and over 1500 volunteers to fully participate and to develop their skills to achieve their greatest impact.

FUN

Indicated and measured by …smiles.

INCLUSION

Providing opportunities and support for everyone to slide on snow and feel a sense of belonging.

RESPECT

Working together to achieve acceptance, dignity, consideration and care for all.

Our ValuedPartners CADS receives generous support from these valuable partners


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


Level 1 Details

Level 1 Complete Certification

level 1 pin

Level 2 Details

Level 2 Complete Certification

level 2 pin

Level 3 Details

Level 3 Complete Certification

level 3 pin

Level 4 Details

Level 4 Complete Certification

level 4 pin

Snowboard Certification Pathway


Level 1 Details

Level 1 Complete Certification

level 1 pin

Level 2 Details

Level 2 Complete Certification

level 2 pin

Level 3 Details

Level 3 Complete Certification **

level 3 pin

Level 4 Details

Level 4 Complete Certification **

level 4 pin

** Module is currently under construction.

CADS Instructor Certification Program:


NATIONAL

CADS training and instruction is consistent and supported coast to coast.

CONSISTENT

Programs are consistent with CSIA, CASI methods and Alpine Canada Long-Term Skier Development.

SUPPORTED

Supported and encouraged through over 1600 Certified Members and over 1500 Volunteers across Canada.

DEVELOPMENT

Encourages succession planning for Course Conductors, and senior Examiners, while fostering continued development.

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CADS Volunteers


Self Development

Develop your own skills while helping students to develop theirs.

Giving Back

Nothing can be more rewarding than freely giving time to the development of others.

Volunteer

Latest Projects

See what we've been working on!


CADS Inspirations

Don't take our word for it!

My son Jamie participates in CADS because he needs a little extra help on the hill. CADS has helped him get past the challenges of autism and find freedom and success on the hill. CADS has been a life changer not only for Jamie, but for our whole family!

Jamie's Mom

I loved getting to meet all sorts of different people, and getting to know my CADS Ski Instructors at Festival. They were so kind, helpful, and so much fun to be around. Now... let’s talk about that award. Canadian Skier of the year! Never in a million years did I think I would receive an award like that in my life. I still struggle to wrap my mind around it! It was a great honor, and certainly a huge surprise.

Kate Gibbs

The 'all inclusive nature' of the CADS organization (Instructors, volunteers, athletes and families) are diverse, and we truly felt that all were inclusive. There seemed to be no judgement of others. This is something most groups strive for, but as you know rarely can achieve.

Karen and Brad Benoit

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Fun Inclusion Respect

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Questions? Get in touch!

  • 450-405-7831
  • info@cads.ski
  • 32 Ancolies, SADL QC J0R1B0

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