Independence Training Centre

Aqua Fitness
For persons with physical disabilities.

Benefit from the therapeutic properties of water. Need attendant care? ICAN staff will provide light physical assistance for those requiring help in and out of the pool and in the change room. Designed to increase: Flexibility, range of motion, balance, muscular strength, endurance, coordination.

Please note: Some physical requirements are needed to fully participate in this program. Fees may apply.

In partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury.

Physical Activities
For persons with physical disabilities.

The Physical Activities (PA) program at ICAN uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to provide a safe, high-quality program to meet the client’s individual needs. The clients are assessed to identify a need for physical activities, such as an upper and lower extremity program. An individualized program is developed to reflect the client’s goals and is reviewed regularly to monitor progress and altered as necessary.

Goal: To assist clients in maintaining or improving their physical functioning and helping them transition into a community fitness program and/or a home exercise program. Fees may apply.

Living with StrokeTM
Putting the pieces back together.

The Living with StrokeTM program is an eight-week support session for anyone who has had a stroke and their caregiver.

The Living with StrokeTM program will provide persons who have suffered a stroke and their caregivers information and support that will make living with stroke easier.

Topics covered: Physical effects, recovery strategies, communication, lifestyle changes, issues in caregiving, emotional impact, and community resources. Fees may apply.

In partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of CanadaTM.

Together in Movement and ExerciseTM.

Do you want to improve your energy, increase your mobility in the community, make it easier to cross the street before the light changes, and get fit at your own pace and meet new people?

Physical activity can help to maintain or improve physical function and allows for re-integration into community life.

About the Program: Exercise 2 times per week for 12 weeks, exercise programs are designed by physiotherapists, exercise circuit begins with seated warm up (5 min), there are 9 stations in a circuit (40 min), and a cool-down at the end of the circuit (10 min). Fees may apply.

Developed by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Fitness and Mobility ExerciseTM.

This group exercise program designed in Vancouver, Canada by Janice Eng PhD PT/OT addresses the multiple impairments that arise from the multiple chronic health conditions of stroke including balance, muscle strength, bone health, mobility, cardiovascular fitness and depression. The FAME program has been proven to improve the physical and cognitive abilities of people living with a stroke and reduce the risk for secondary complications such as falls, fractures and heart disease. Fees may apply.

Horticultural Therapy
Enjoy gardening again or for the very first time.

Our Horticultural Therapy program is a great choice for persons with physical disabilities who want to enjoy gardening again or for the very first time.

Sudbury has many resources available to increase your awareness of sustainable gardening practices.

About the Program: Plan, plant and harvest your own fruits and vegetables. Become part of a cooperative and share each other’s crop. Overcome barriers, participate to your ability and become a better gardener. Fees may apply.

In partnership with the Social Planning Council of Sudbury.

Collective Kitchen
Social meal planning.

Our Collective Kitchen program provides the opportunity for persons with physical disabilities to congregate in a safe and friendly environment, socialize and prepare a meal together. Participants will be invited to taste their creation and bring home a portion to enjoy.

About the Program: A 12-week program for participants to plan and prepare meals, network with other participants, and learn the basics of budgeting and food preparation. Fee: $60.00

Healthy Eating
Making healthy recipes packed with flavours from around the world.

The Heart Healthy Kitchen will provide clients with a means of making healthy recipes packed with flavours from around the world. This program brings a group of clients together who want to prepare cost effective, healthy meals.

About the Program: Plan and prepare meals, participate to your ability, learn intermediate food preparation, network with other participants, and follow moderately complex recipes.

Please note: Each participant will be responsible for sharing the cost of the ingredients. Please bring a few containers and a cooler bag to carry your meals back home.

Cognitive Remediation Program for Stroke
Learn strategies for improving your memory.

Learn strategies for improving your memory, concentration, organizational abilities, communication, reading, writing, and other life skills. Fees may apply.

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