The City of Cambridge is committed to delivering accessible, inclusive, and age-friendly programs, services and facilities. Visit the City’s corporate Accessibility and Diversity Services for more information. City staff work to meet the needs of all participants, regardless of ability, at our community events and City-run programs. 

Leisure Buddy Program

The Leisure Buddy Program offers 1:1 assistance during recreational programs for those aged 4-12. If your child requires support, please complete the Leisure Buddy Form. Once this form is completed, it is automatically sent to the Recreation Coordinator - Child and Youth. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted once support is confirmed for your child.

Summer Camp

The City of Cambridge provides support for children with disabilities in our camp programs for those aged 4-12. Support is offered on a first come first serve basis. Please visit the camps page for updates on registration. 

Once registration has been completed, you will need to complete the following forms and send them to the Recreation Coordinator - Child and Youth at camps@cambridge.ca 

Unique Inclusion Programs

The City also offers some special programs, designed specifically for children with disabilities. Programs include:

  • Just Hangin' Out
  • SunBlast & Imagination Station (Summer)

PAL card

For some people with disabilities, it's impossible to go places without someone's help. A PAL card allows an attendant to accompany people with disabilities to events or programs free of charge or at a reduced rate. The PAL card allows people with disabilities to access many services in Cambridge without having to consider the financial implications of having an attendant.

Complete the PAL Card Application to apply for a card.

Canadian Tire's Jumpstart

Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program gives kids, who are four to 18 years of age, a chance to participate in sports and recreation. Jumpstart funding helps families who qualify a financial hand with program registration costs.

You don't have to be approved for Activities for Less to qualify for Jumpstart. To apply or obtain more information, visit:

www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart