LIFE Program

The LIFE (Leisure in Fun Environments) Program is a therapeutic recreation program, which provides opportunities for children and youth with disabilities to engage in meaningful recreational experiences. This Program is funded by the generous donations made to the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation.


The LIFE Program offers therapeutic recreation programs to children and youth with developmental and/or physical disabilities in Manitoba, up to 20 years old. Our programs are about connection, fun, developing new skills, and exploring new activities. These programs are supervised by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and/or educators.

LIFE Programs

Teen Social Programs
Building independence and having fun with peers, youth attend this program without parent support to enjoy a variety of activities including dinner and dance nights, community outings, and themed social nights. Recreation support workers are staffed in a 3:1 youth to staff ratio to accommodate the needs.

After-School Cooking Clubs
Offered in high schools across Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, Youth receive the opportunity to mingle with others and learn new recipes. Connect with your school administration to find out if the LIFE Program runs a cooking club in your high school!

Parent-Child Programs
Have fun and focus on your connection with a child or loved one through these Parent-Child Programs. Examples include family cooking and music therapy groups.

Physical Activity Programs
Our session-based programs provide a variety of physical activities such as workout groups, Boccia programs, and yoga classes.

Special Events
Bring the whole family to enjoy one of our annual family festivals!

Sun & Fun Summer Day Camp
Youth ages 12-20 can register for one or two weeks of summer day camp, held at a variety of locations in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Funding for a 1:1 recreation support worker can be paid by your supporting agency, and registration fees are paid by the parents. Camp themes include Swim Camp, Music Camp, Chef Camp, Active Camp, and more!

Active Living Loan Pool

Interested in trying adapted recreation equipment with your child? Check out the Active Living Loan Pool to find a variety of equipment that families can borrow to help their child be more active.

Available equipment:

  • Adapted and specialized bikes and trikes
  • Beach wheelchairs
  • Skating and sledge equipment
  • Chill-Out chairs,
  • Swim equipment
  • Cooking equipment
  • Sport balls
  • Games
  • More!

Email Newsletter Sign up

Sign up for our email list to keep up to date on upcoming program registration and information. LIFE Programs welcome all Manitoba children and youths with disabilities to participate, no professional referral is required.

Contact Information

Phone (204) 258-6538 or (204) 258-6539
Fax: (204) 477-5547

The LIFE Program is run by two program coordinators, an occupational therapist and educator. It also consists of a dedicated team of recreation support workers who support program facilitation.