Recreation Program Support

The Recreation Program Support Program offers 1:1 support for children/youth in registered activities. This program supports participants in activities to reduce barriers with the goal of an inclusive recreation environment.

The support of a staff/volunteer is dependent on program capacity and staff/Leisure Buddy volunteer availability. Our staff and volunteers are able to assist with focusing, redirection, positive reinforcement and encouraging engagement. They are not trained Behavioural Interventionists or Community Support Workers.

Please note: We are unable to provide personal care such as assistance with toileting, administering medication and changing.

Recreation Program Support Roles and Responsibilities

The Recreation Support Program provides support for children/youth in registered activities. Recreation Staff collaborate with families to build strategies, adaptations and the support role needed to create a positive experience for children and youth.

Support Roles

  • Leisure Buddy Volunteer: Most of our volunteers are youth with an interest in supporting inclusion. Volunteers have limited experience working with individuals with neuro-diversity or disabilities.
  • City of Port Coquitlam Access Recreation Leader (Summer Day Camps Only July & August): Access Recreation Leaders provide one to one support to children/youth. Our ability to provide a one to one support worker depends upon the support needed and available resources. They are not trained Behavioural Interventionists or Community Support Workers.
  • External Support: Families are welcome to bring an external support person to programs. Please call 604.927.7975 or email to discuss further. 
Recreation Program Support Process

Step 1: Select and register program of choice for the participant.

Step 2: Complete the Program Support Application Form as soon as possible following registration.  (below)

Step 3: Access Services will contact you to learn more about your child’s needs and discuss the best fit for support, as well as, complete the Program Support Plan collaboratively. 

Step 4:  Access and Inclusion Services will confirm the support role available. 

Please note: If program support is not available, Access and Inclusion Services will discuss further options and strategies.

Recreation Support Program Application Form

The Recreation Support Program Application must be completed online below or downloaded and submitted to


Access and Inclusion Services
Phone: 604.927.7975