Private Sessions

Who can attend?

Clients 5-99 years old with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Examples of diagnosis are:

Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, and many more varieties of disabilities and chronic conditions, etc.

 

What do the programs offer?

Power For All is pleased to offer opportunities for clients  with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. The programs are delivered by a registered occupational therapist. Efforts are made to use adventure as an innovative medium for therapy. Many children and youth in our programs have tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking for the first time and they have reported to feel “a sense of mastery and normalizing of ability”. Caregivers, parents have also reported that children learn “social and interpersonal skills, problem-solving, self-management and skills such as helping others and community integration. Clinicians have complimented our organization for the purposeful selection of quality equipment and teaching approaches. The variety of devices and teaching adaptations we use enable clients to practice physical activities essential to daily living such as seating, feeding, transferring, activity endurance, to name a few. These are all instrumental skills for the job of living. Additionally, if you are working with a treatment team in the community or at school, we are happy to collaborate with them to continue to help your child/youth achieve their treatment goals as they participate in our paddling programs.

We sincerely hope that you consider our programs as a therapeutic medium for you this summer to continue to grow, develop and progress in your goals.

 

What kind of adaptations are made?

Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.

 

What are the steps to register?

Contact our program coordinator for booking dates available. We offer bursaries for clients who wish to participate in this type of program but are faced with extenuating financial circumstances, mention your interest in this type of assistance and our staff will lead you through the application process.

 

Community Open Houses / Lunch & Learns

Do you have clients who would benefit from adventure therapy like adaptive paddle boarding and kayaking, Zumba fitness or snowshoeing? Your clients can become familiar with our equipment and services as we come to your workplace, school or group home and introduce them to what we do.

Open houses are available through the fall and winter on Fridays anytime, weekday evenings or on a Saturday. The duration can be 2-3 hours and should reach a number of clients 8+, whenever possible.

Lunch and Learn events can also be booked for staff groups upon request. Contact us for more information.

Young Adult or Adult Adventures

What do the programs offer?

Power For All is pleased to offer opportunities for clients  with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. The programs are delivered by a registered occupational therapist and volunteers who work in a variety of disciplines with clients of different abilities. . Efforts are made to use adventure as an innovative medium for therapy. Many children and youth in our programs have tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking for the first time and they have reported to feel “a sense of mastery and normalizing of ability”. Caregivers, parents have also reported that children learn “social and interpersonal skills, problem-solving, self-management and skills such as helping others and community integration. Clinicians have complimented our organization for the purposeful selection of quality equipment and teaching approaches. The variety of devices and teaching adaptations we use enable clients to practice physical activities essential to daily living such as seating, feeding, transferring, activity endurance, to name a few. These are all instrumental skills for the job of living. Additionally, if you are working with a treatment team in the community or at school, we are happy to collaborate with them to continue to help your child/youth achieve their treatment goals as they participate in our programs.

We sincerely hope that you consider our programs as a therapeutic medium for you this summer to continue to grow, develop and progress in your goals.

SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMS REGISTRATION!

Paddle Boards are adapted as needed to compensate for any function the paddler has lost due to disability. While an adaptation may be made to the paddle grip or the seating support, the sport of paddling is not changed. Our Adaptive paddling programs are committed to providing full integration for anyone with a disability through the intentional use of equipment, teaching styles, and paddling locations. This ensures that we meet each paddler’s needs. Bursaries area available for all ages to have access to our programs. Equipment purchases have been made possible thanks to the donations of the various donors listed in our website.

Certified staff and volunteers will instruct clients on how to use the adaptive paddling equipment in a fully inclusive paddling program. Clients with physical, cognitive, psycho-social and/or chronic conditions are welcomed to our programs. Individuals 5 to 18 years old can book sessions with Power For All. The program goals are related to the basics of physical literacy, sensory and motor development. Balance, coordination, physical strength and endurance, socialization and integration goals, executive function skills, are just a few of the goals that our clients work towards when engaged in our programs.

Who can attend?

Children with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Examples of some of the diagnosis are:

Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, etc.

What kind of adaptations are made?

Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.

New Clients Steps to Register for this Summer 2021 you will complete all steps by scrolling down, and continuing to scroll down this page:

  1. Book Initial Assessment Date and Time
  2. Pay your deposit for Third Party Funding if you are using it to pay for sessions: At Home program, Respite MCFD, Autism Funding or Extended Health for Occupational Therapy services. See instructions by scrolling down.
  3. Book your session date/time by using each individual link provided. Read instructions by scrolling down this page and following instructions on Eventbrite.
  4. All steps above need to be completed to ensure that we reserve a spot in our sessions. When using Third Party funding please contact us immediately to start the process for funding.

Returning Clients: Steps to Register for this Summer 2021 you will complete all steps by scrolling down, and continuing to scroll down this page:

  1. Pay your deposit for Third Party Funding if you are using it to pay for sessions: At Home program, Respite MCFD, Autism Funding or Extended Health for Occupational Therapy services. See instructions by scrolling down.
  2. Book your session date/time by using each individual link provided. Read instructions by scrolling down this page and following instructions on Eventbrite.
  3. All steps above need to be completed to ensure that we reserve a spot in our sessions. When using Third Party funding please contact us immediately to start the process for funding.

New Clients

Services are delivered by an occupational therapist; when a participant is accepted, they will then go for an assessment to meet the instructors and to adapt a therapeutic/paddling plan according to their personal needs. Please ensure to book a date for an initial assessment in order to be able to attend program sessions.

When you are new to the Power for All programs, we want to meet you and set goals with you and your family in order to serve you better and ensure success in our program. Initial assessments cost $100 and need to be booked in order for us to approve registration in any programs in the summer. When clients come to an initial assessment, we ask that you bring any medical reports for diagnosis and any current treatment plans. Our occupational therapist will assess and ensure that we have the appropriate aids and equipment to serve you better in each of our sessions. For registering for an initial assessment this season we have two dates and several appointments available. To sign up for a spot please click the link and follow the instructions to register.

July 6 – Brae Island Park, Fort Langley

10:30 – 11:15am
1:00 – 1:45pm
2:30- 3:15pm
4:00 – 4:45pm
5:30 – 6:15pm

July 7 – Brae Island Park, Fort Langley

10:30 – 11:15am
1:00 – 1:45pm
2:30 – 3:15pm
4:00 – 4:45pm
5:30 – 6:15pm

Requirements for Registration

We ask that a caregiver/parent comes with the client to each session. ABA workers or any other caregivers are expected to paddle and participate in our programs with the client they bring. This is especially important when the client does not know us and has not experienced our programs before.

Payment

Please use the individual links provided for each session to register and process payment. Each date and session has a link to Eventbrite where your registration and payment will be processed.

Third-Party funding

For families using Autism Funding, Respite funding from MCFD, At Home Program Funding or extended Health Plans with a note for Occupational Therapy referral, we still ask for a deposit to reserve your spots and this is required by paying on-line in the link provided below. If for some reason, you need to pay by cheque please contact us. At the end of the summer, when funding sources have paid, the deposit will be refunded to the families.

Please contact us for making arrangements for outside funding to be processed soon after you register so we can guarantee your spot. When no arrangements are made for third party funding, we cannot guarantee your spots even if you have registered on-line.

Deposit prices:

When registering for 1 session for the entire summer then you pay: $50

When registering for 2+ sessions for the entire summer then you pay: $100

We encourage families to reserve their spots, registration will open on our website after May 3, 2021. To pay for your deposit for this season please go to the following link and follow the instructions.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/third-party-funding-deposit-one-session-tickets-154320126653

Once you have paid your deposit then proceed to each session/date individually and follow the instructions to use the coupon that fits your third party funding. Please remember to contact us soon after registration to process payment for third party funders if you want us to hold your spot. When no arrangements are made for third party funding, we cannot guarantee your spots even if you have registered on-line.

Covid-19 Measures

For each session, a health screen will be required 24 hours prior to the session.

If the participant is sick, a new date will be accommodated for the families or a credit for future sessions will be granted. Refunds can be available minus the processing fee of the third party application that was used at time of payment (i.e. Paypal or Eventbrite). More details about our protocols will be provided to families upon registration.

Session details

Sessions will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Each day there will be a morning session (10:30 am – 11:30 am) and an afternoon session (1:00 pm – 2:00pm)

As it stands, we will have 5 participants per session.

We are thrilled to be able to offer our programs this summer. We hope that it can carry through so we can engage in our outdoor paddling ventures this summer 2021!

For questions or concerns, please contact us at: powerforallats@gmail.com

Community Organizations / Group Adventures

Who can attend?

Children/Youth/Elderly with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Examples of diagnosis are: Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, etc.

 

What does each session offer?

Power For All is pleased to offer adapted adventure opportunities for all individuals with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Sessions are delivered by a registered occupational therapist. Efforts are made to use adventure as an innovative medium for therapy. Many clients in our programs have tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking for the first time and they have reported to feel “a sense of mastery and normalizing of ability”. Clinicians have complimented our organization for the purposeful selection of quality equipment and teaching approaches. The variety of devices and teaching adaptations we use enable clients to practice physical activities essential to daily living such as seating, feeding, transferring, activity endurance, to name a few. These are all instrumental skills for the job of living. Additionally, if you are working with a treatment team in the community or at school, we are happy to collaborate with them to continue to help clients achieve their treatment goals as they participate in our paddling programs.

We sincerely hope that you consider our programs as a therapeutic medium for your clients to continue to grow, develop and progress in their treatment goals.

What kind of adaptations are made?

Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.

What are the steps to register?

Ensure that you have a group of at least 8 clients and a few weeks prior to your booking. Then, email us with three choices for suggested dates (Most preferred, preferred and least preferred dates) that fit within our schedule for the summer.  We will check our availability for the dates you requested and confirm with you by email. Please note that we are a volunteer ran organization and we all hold full-time jobs, it may take some time to get back to you but we will do our best to connect with you as soon as we can. 

 

Funding?

At this time we qualify for Respite, At Home Program, Autism Funding and some Extended Health funding for Occupational Therapy services. We have bursary applications available for those with extenuating circumstances who may find finances as a barrier to participate in our programs. Please request a sponsorship form from one from our staff. Referral is needed from community workers, teachers or health practitioners with background on clients’ extenuating financial circumstances and how our program will benefit the client meet desired outcomes.

Children and Youth Camps Summer 2021

What would you like to register for?

Register for Children and Youth Camp

Register for Individual Young Adult or Adult Sessions

Register for Group Sessions or Community Organizations

Register for Community Open Houses or Lunch and Learn

Register to help as a volunteer

Initial Assessments

Children or youth who have never attended our programs are required to sign up for an Initial Assessment. This assessment is conducted in dry land. We ask parents/guardians that medical records with diagnosis and current Occupational or Physical therapy treatments are brought and shared with our OT. Come prepared to discuss your child’s or youth’s goals for attending our program.

To book an initial assessment please use each individual link for the date/time of your preference.

July 6th, Fort Langley, Brae Island

4:00- 4:45pm  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/150846860019

July 7, Fort Langley, Brae Island

10:30 – 11:15 am  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/150846964331

Third-Party funding

For families using Autism Funding, Respite funding from MCFD, At Home Program Funding or extended Health Plans with a note for Occupational Therapy referral, we still ask for a deposit to reserve your spots, this can be paid by going to the link below. At the end of the summer, when funding sources have paid, the deposit will be refunded to the families.

Please contact us for making arrangements for outside funding to be processed and to send your deposit as soon as you register. Families who do not start the third party funding process cannot be guaranteed the spots in sessions, even though they have registered on-line.

For registering for individual sessions, please take a look at the dates/times below and follow each session’s link to register. A coupon for third party funding will be provided to you.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/third-party-funding-deposit-one-session-tickets-154320126653

Covid measures

For each session, a health screen will be required 24 hours prior to the session.

If the participant is sick, a new date will be accommodated for the families or a credit for future sessions will be granted. Refunds can be available minus the processing fee of the third party application that was used at time of payment (i.e. Paypal or Eventbrite). Participants who get sick half way through our programs, should have a contact available throughout the session who can be called so the child/youth can be immediately picked up and taken home. More protocols and guidelines specific to our programs will be released close to the beginning of our season.

Session Registration Dates:

We offer 2 sessions that will be held each Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Morning Session 10:30 am- 11:30 am

Afternoon Session 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As it stands, we will have 5 participants per session.

Please select the date and session time you wish by going to the link provided and then follow the instructions. 

All sessions are offered in Fort Langley, Brae Island Park. We do not have appropriate locations in cities like Abbotsford and Chilliwack at this point.

JULY DATES, Fort Langley, Brae Island Park.

July 13 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151003981975  

July 13 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151004290899    

July 14 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151004367127  

July 14 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151004415271    

July 15 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151004519583  

July 15 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151004583775    

July 20 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341864591  

July 20 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341924771    

July 21 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341940819  

July 21 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341948843    

July 22 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341984951  

July 22 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151341990969

AUGUST DATES, Fort Langley, Brae Island Park.

Aug 3 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342023065  

Aug 3 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342029083    

Aug 4 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342041119  

Aug 4 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342049143    

Aug 5 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342059173  

Aug 5 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342067197    

Aug 10 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342083245  

Aug 10 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342089263    

Aug 11 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342117347  

Aug 11 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342111329    

Aug 12 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342129383  

Aug 12 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342143425    

Aug 17 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342157467  

Aug 17 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342161479    

Aug 18 AM 10:30 am – 11:30 amhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342227677  

Aug 18 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342231689    

Aug 19 AM 10:30 am – 11:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342199593  

Aug 19 PM 1:00 pm – 2:00pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/151342205611

FAQ

Why is all the paper work required?

Power For All programs are structured as occupational therapy groups for all clients to pursue therapeutic goals through accessing adventure. The questions asked in each form advise us as to the kind of adaptations and/or compensating devices we will use for each client. We learn about you, your needs, and your level of ability and function, so that we can more appropriately individualize your program.

What should I bring to my Initial Assessment appointment?

We value collaboration with other members of your treatment team. We also want to provide continuity of care in the work we do. Any previous reports indicating diagnosis, recommended strategies and interventions are highly encouraged to bring to your initial assessment appointment.

Who looks at the paper work? 

Trained and certified occupational therapists contracted to work for PFA will look at your paper work to guide and tailor resources to best meet your needs. They are the only ones authorized to look at your forms. Paddling buddies only receive the instructions and guidance related to the services each client will need. They only learn about the information relevant to ensure the success of each client in our sessions (i.e. types of transfer a client will need, types of support, any side effects of medications related to sun exposure, etc.)

When is the paper work due?

All paper work is required to be submitted and completed at least one week prior to the scheduled sessions. Late submission of paper work will result in a client not being able to attend the program. We require all the paper work so we can best prepare all the equipment, staff and volunteers necessary to ensure success and safety for all involved.

When do we show up for each session?

The time for each session has been especially arranged and reserved for each client.  We require everyone to show up on time so we can offer the full session to all participants. We are not able to make up any time missed due to being late nor finish sessions late.  We also do not recommend that clients show up more than 5 minutes earlier than the scheduled time to avoid too much waiting around, which may result in getting bored and/or impatient. Showing up on time is the best practice for everyone! Clients with different seating adaptations, will connect with staff to see when to come prior to the session.

What should I bring for each session?

This information is provided with you in the paper work package along with a map and directions to our site.

What can affect the length or distance clients travel in a session?

Adventures in the outdoors entail a great balance between measuring the risk for each participant and the fun that each participant is meant to have. Safety conditions on the water are always influenced by the weather (wind, rain, etc.) as well as the conditions of the river or ocean that we paddle in (speed of the current, water levels, etc.). We truly appreciate your flexibility and trust in our expertise as we guide each client through his/her session to ensure safety. Sometimes this guidance may involve paddling near to shore and a short distance only, other times, it may involve finishing a session earlier to avoid major incidents or hazards for clients.

What’s the refund policy?

We work really hard to reserve your spot; others are denied admission to our program due to limited spots. It is important for us that cancellations only occur due to an emergency or unexpected circumstances, otherwise payment for session is required when we are not notified at least one week in advance. In the event that Power For All has to cancel the session due to inclement weather or other circumstances compromising safety, we will provide opportunities for re-scheduling, if this is not possible, then as a last resort, a refund will be issued back to you. Refunds are rare and only will occur if rescheduling is not available. Should a refund be granted, a processing fee will be applied before the refund is returned.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at: powerforallats@gmail.com