Giving people living with disabilities the opportunity to eliminate barriers that have prevented them in experiencing the freedom of Snowsports. Not only in an environment that embraces diversity but in an accessible community that treats each individual with respect, support and value.
CADS does this by developing and promoting Adaptive Snowsports through partnerships, training, and instructor certification programs.
CADS meet the requirements and needs of people living with all disabilities which also include: · Visual Impairments · Autism Spectrum Disorders & Cognitive Impairments · Hemiplegics, Paraplegics & Quadriplegics · Upper or lower body amputees
We welcome everyone to participate in our programs. Many of our students and athletes come back year after year and our bond and the experiences keep on getting better.
CADS Instructor training courses are held throughout the provinces for people wishing to learn and improve their skills as instructors for people living with disabilities.
Your membership fees support our almost 2,100 skiers and snowboarders connect with more than 3100 Certified Instructors and Volunteers.
The CADS Instructor Certification Program will ensure that CADS continues to set the standard for safe, effective technical instruction, and to provide opportunities for more people with disabilities to safely experience adaptive snow sports to the best of their abilities.
The CADS Annual Festival is a fun filled Ski Week held in a different resort each year in Canada.
CADS is excited to announce that our 44th annual Festival will be hosted at SunPeaks, BC. The week will be full of sunshine, laughter, skiing, snowboarding and fun. We were pleased to welcome 210 guests to our awards banquet on the Thursday night of Festival last year and hope to see even more this year.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
With over 5,200 active members with a disability, volunteers & certified instructors from across all regions of Canada CADS has a mission to develop and promote adaptive snow sports through it's partnerships, training and instructor certification programs.
CADS Divisions and CADS Local Programs provide opportunities for people with disabilities in Canada to experience the joy of participating and/or competing in alpine adaptive snow sports.
To be recognized nationally and internationally for its leadership in adaptive snowsports.
We provide opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of participating and competing in adaptive snowsports. CADS does this by developing and promoting adaptive snowsports through partnerships, training, and instructor certification programs.
Lesley Binnion Bursaries
The Lesley Binnion Foundation was created to provide support for disabled students and athletes to assist them in perusing adaptive sports. CADS was honored to be able to offer to our CADS students again this year the Lesley Binnion Bursaries for New Festival attendees.