Active Living Alliance for Canadians
The Vision of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is a society where all Canadians lead active and healthy lives. When physical activity is in your life, health and wellness benefits are exhibited. The ALACD develops and disseminates resources and tools to help organizations to create inclusive opportunities and welcoming environments. Working in partnership with our member organizations, we assist them to fulfill their commitment to inclusion of people with disabilities.
Research tells us that while physical activity is important for everyone, it has increased impact on quality of life for people with disabilities such as:
Increased community participation
Improved self esteem
Increased strength to help cope with the daily stress of a disability
Reduces likelihood of acquiring a secondary disabling condition
Improved mental health and reduces isolation and loneliness.