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Last updated: 03/05/2019
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Adapted Leisure (Les Incroyables Chromosomes)

Leisure activities : current admission


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For more details concerning Les Incroyables Chromosomes, see the press release below.

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Registration required by Monday, March 11 for activites on March 30, 2019

Les Incroyables Chromosomes : places still available

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Did you miss the February 28, 2019 admission deadline ? Not to worry! Seats are always available and open to all Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents.

Registration from now on!

You would like to register your child but missed the admission deadline of February 28, 2019?

From now on, you can fill out the Participant Questionnaire online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisiradapte to provide information for analysis of the child’s situation including information on the disability or disabilities and his/her needs and interests as well as siblings (ages 6 to 17) that will accompany the child during the activities (optional).Once a file has been opened (and admission confirmed) for the child living with disability (and his/her siblings), the parent will have the option the option of registering the child for all 10 periods of activity or one period at the time.

Anticipated calendar for periods of activity, and registration deadlines

First period of activites Saturday, March 30, 2019

Starting at 9 :00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, the first of 10 periods of activities adapted to a group of un to 15 child aged 6 to 17 living with disabilities and residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges will take place. The young people will be able to participate, with their brothers and sisters aged 6 to 17, in the enchanting setting of Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare à Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)—free of charge!

Activities are overseen and supervised by specialized educators, support workers and animators for the participants’ siblings.The proposed activities—most notably adapted workshops, animations, trekking, outdoor games, a mini-farm, sledding and swimming—take into account both the different disabilities of participants and weather conditions.

Admission criteria for children with disabilities

To be eligible, the child must meet the legal definition of a person living with a disability, as set out in the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR, c.E-Z20.1). Disabilities must be proven through a written evaluation prepared by a health professional.

In the event of cancellation or indisposition of a child with a disability

As we are aware of the daily and unexpected challenges that those living with disabilities and their parents are faced with, the Town will accept cancellations the morning of the activities.  At the same time, it is preferable to notify the Town as soon as possible in order to allow children on the waiting list to take part in the activities as replacements for those who cancel. This is greatly appreciated by parents whose children are on the waiting list.

If the child living with a disability is no longer able to take part in the activity, please note that siblings may not participate either. The program aims to foster the integration of children living with a disability and should not be seen as “daycare services” for their siblings.

Si un enfant en situation de handicap n’est pas disposé à participer à l’activité, la fratrie ne pourra pas y participer non plus. Le programme vise à favoriser l’intégration des enfants en situation de handicap et ne doit pas être utilisé comme « service de garde » pour la fratrie.

Questions ?

Culture and Event Coordinator
Sabrina Addison-Thibault
450 424-8000, extension 217
saddison-thibault@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

An initiative inspired by community

The new program created to meet the needs of a growing clientele, is inspired by the Vaudreuil Prenatal and Young Family Centre X Mom Project and is the result of consultations held with members representing individuals living with disabilities through the Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee.

The Town is privileged to be able to count on the expertise and participation of Parrainage Civique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Zone Loisir Montérégie in this project. Recall that Les Incroyables Chromosomes program benefits from a generous contribution of close to $30,000 from the Fonds de développement des communautés de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, as well as a contribution of $3,000 from Zone Loisir Montérégie

Les Incroyables Chromosomes

New adapted leisure activities at Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare !

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, February 19, 2019  –  The Town of Saint-Lazare is extremely pleased to announce that it is receiving applications for the new program of adapted leisure activities—Les Incroyables Chromosomes—intended for young people ages 6 to 17 living with disabilities as well as their siblings between the ages of 6 and 17!

This new program, which benefits from a generous contribution of close to $30,000 from the Fonds de développement des communautés de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, as well as a contribution of $3,000 from Zone Loisir Montérégie, will provide 15 young Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents with the opportunity to take part in adapted activities in the enchanting setting of Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare à Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)—free of charge! These youngsters can be accompanied by their siblings, for whom activities will also be organized. The number of participants accepted into the program is limited, and priority is given to the first Saint-Lazare residents who apply, followed by residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges (once the application period is over).

2019 program

Les Incroyables Chromosomes program, which begins on Saturday, March 30, 2019, includes 10 periods of adapted activities from 9 a.m. to noon every last Saturday of the month (with the exception of December, during which the activity will be held on the 3rd Saturday). The proposed activities—most notably adapted workshops, animations, trekking, outdoor games, a mini-farm, sledding and swimming—take into account both the different disabilities of participants and weather conditions. Activities are overseen and supervised by specialized educators, support workers and animators for the participants’ siblings. The Town is privileged to be able to count on the expertise and participation of Parrainage Civique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Zone Loisir Montérégie in this project.  

Step 1: program admission period starting February 19 

Program admission applications can be sent starting Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Parents must fill out the Participant Questionnaire. This particular form is intended to provide information for analysis of the child’s situation including information on the child’s disability or disabilities and his/her needs and interests as well as siblings (ages 6 to 17) that will accompany the child during the activities.

Parents will be informed of their child’s acceptance into the program (and the acceptance of his/her siblings) no later than Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Note that after this initial admission’s period, it will be possible to apply at any time and register on the waiting list, if applicable.

Important 

To be eligible, the child must meet the legal definition of a person living with a disability, as set out in the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR, c.E-Z20.1). Disabilities must be proven through a written evaluation prepared by a health professional. 

Waiting list 

If the maximum number of applications is reached during the initial admission phase (step 1) from February 19 to February 28, all other applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If any spots are freed due to cancellations of specific periods of activity, individuals on the waiting list will be invited to join that particular activity.

Step 2: activity registration period starts March 11

Once a file has been opened (and admission confirmed) for the child living with a disability (and his/her siblings), the parent will have the option of registering the child for all 10 periods of activity or one period at the time, approximately one month before the date on which the period of activity is slated to be held. This approach provides parents with maximum flexibility.

Whether registering for the entire year or only for certain periods, each child that is a resident of Saint-Lazare must hold a valid Resident ID card (up-to-date). Children from Vaudreuil-Soulanges will receive separate instructions.

Anticipated calendar for periods of activity, and registration deadlines

In the event of cancellation

As we are aware of the daily and unexpected challenges that those living with disabilities and their parents are faced with, the Town will accept cancellations the morning of the activities.  At the same time, it is preferable to notify the Town as soon as possible in order to allow children on the waiting list to take part in the activities as replacements for those who cancel. This is greatly appreciated by parents whose children are on the waiting list.

Important 

If the child living with a disability is no longer able to take part in the activity, please note that siblings may not participate either. The program aims to foster the integration of children living with a disability and should not be seen as “daycare services” for their siblings.

Step 3: reception of instructions

The Wednesday before the scheduled period of activity, parents will receive instructions by email for that given Saturday, notably with regards to required clothing, access to parking and drop-off areas for those who need assistance with mobility, etc. 

Questions ?

Culture and Event Coordinator
Sabrina Addison-Thibault
450 424-8000, poste 217
saddison-thibault@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca


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About Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

Located in the heart of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the majestic hundred-year-old forest stretching over 330 hectares, this magical area offers a wide range of services, classes and activities throughout the year including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, skating, hiking, horse riding, swimming, wall climbing, archery and obstacle courses. Every year, the park welcomes over 600 young people as part of its day camp, several of whom are children living with disabilities.  

The park is well-equipped for children living with disabilities: wheelchairs, all-terrain equipment, Hippocampe chairs for the trails, lifts for hygiene purposes and access to the pool, adapted floatation vests, an access ramp for the pool, a calming room for those with sensory overload issues, behavioural issues, etc. The pool has also been significantly revamped to make it more accessible.  

The park also provides various other services including access to a reception chalet, equipment rental, an activity room, indoor restrooms and outdoor chemical toilets, picnic tables, indoor fireplaces, play structures, a mini-farm (summer) and public WiFi.

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