Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) mothers and daughters project

November 24, 2021 11:01 | Shane Ray (Administrator)
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is interested in learning about the experiences of mothers and daughters (ages 9-15 years) in recreational sport and physical activity.

We want to explore how mothers with a disability participate with, or serve as mentors to, their school-aged daughters (9-15 years) to engage in recreational sport and physical activity, including learning about the unique barriers they face and what they need to participate.

We also want to explore the strategies that mothers employ, and the supports they need, to get their daughters (aged 9-15) with disabilities engaged in recreational sport and physical activity. 

By learning more about mothers’ and daughters’ experiences, and the role that families play in supporting one another to be active, we can help to influence community practices and policies that seek to increase and retain the participation of women and girls in recreational sport and physical activity.

Through participation in either focus groups or interviews with mothers and daughters , we will take the findings and develop resources for community recreation organizations to ensure that their programs, facilities, and services are welcoming and accessible to women and girls with disabilities. 

If you know of a mother, who herself has a disability or who has a daughter with a disability, and would be interested in participating in a focus group or interview, please ask her to contact Christa Costas-Bradstreet (Director of Partnerships, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability) at christa.costas@outlook.com for more information or to schedule an interview (or participation in a focus group if we have enough people).

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