STORIES

We love it when families share their REACH experiences.
Every year we receive cards, letters, emails, photos, and even a drawing or two! From camp counsellors and program directors to parents and participants to volunteers, donors and sponsors – we welcome all your stories, as they provide insight around the inclusion experience for others. Share your stories with us and with the community – they do our hearts good!

Teens getting ready to canoe, with some holding their paddles above their heads
Young girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder wearing a specially designed vest enjoying her time at camp

Bridgette’s Story

Bridgette is a young girl who loves music and dance. She loves to be outside, running and jumping. She enjoys swimming…

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Young boy and his mom at Hockey Opportunity Camp smiling

Jonah's Story

Sleepaway camp has been a big part of my boys’ summers for years. Our two…

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Kids enjoying the art projects, educational activities and so much more at ROMKids March Break Camp

Yaroslav's Story

One evening at the dinner table before camp, I heard about something pretty unusual. My mom said that one of the

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Video Title: REACH Moms. Where life begins and love never ends.

REACH Moms

REACH Moms share their experiences raising a child with special needs and how caring support and inclusive recreational programs have brought a whole new level of happiness to their entire family.

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Teens getting ready to canoe, with some holding their paddles above their heads

Adam's Story

People like Adam often lead very sheltered lives with a whole lot of people ’speaking’ on his behalf. Yes, Adam is…

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“He did so amazing and loved it and I think they loved having him there as well. He’s so cute…he goes on the computer, pulls up the HOC website and pulls me over to look at it…and tries to pack his suitcase…LOL” – Nikki, REACH Parent

“Today, I learned that I can possess so much knowledge about inclusion and barriers in just two hours. This is a great opportunity to improve my creativity and modelling activities for individuals with disabilities. Sometimes assumptions do not mirror the person.” – REACH Counsellor-in-Training

Mother and her young son share a loving hug

Jonah's first sleep in a bunk bed

A thorough intake process, the right program, a great counsellor and loads of fun! Jonah was in capable and caring hands as he moved towards more independence and had a truly inclusive experience with his peers.

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“It’s inspiring to reflect on the countless children and families who have a more promising future thanks to the efforts of this incredible organization. Together with our diverse Toronto Centre community, I know that REACH will play a valuable role in our continuing efforts to build a more accessible and inclusive Canada.” – The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C. M.P. Toronto Centre

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