Ability New Brunswick Inc.

Para NB, Sport & Recreation

Contact Information
Office Phone 506-462-9555
Toll Free Phone 1-866-462-9555
Fax 506-458-9134
E-Mail mathieu.stever@paranb.ca
Website www.paranb.ca
Primary Contact Mathieu Stever, Manager, Para NB - Sport & Recreation; Phone: 506-462-9555; Fax: 506-458-9134; Email: mathieu.stever@paranb.ca
Alternate Contact Wendy Scott, Coordinator, Para NB - Sport & Recreation; Phone: 506-462-9555; Fax: 506-458-9134; Email: wendy.scott@abilitynb.ca
Description & Services
Description of service(s) Consultation & information – Para NB provides consultation and information services to provincial sport organizations, recreation organizations, para sport groups, municipalities, facility operators, schools and individuals. We raise the awareness and profile of parallel sport and recreation in New Brunswick. We empower the sport and recreation sector to build capacity in parallel program development as well as make connections with regional, provincial and national experts. We also complete accessibility reviews, consult on the design of programs and facilities and link to accessible sport and recreation services. Para NB provides comprehensive information on a variety of topics such as: adapted sports and recreation equipment, funding sources for programs or equipment, and we create linkages to programs and coaches. We develop and share resources such as checklists on accessible facilities, playgrounds, and geocaching. We are a learning program and are continuously researching best practices and resources. Para NB also provides information sessions and webinars on various topics.  
Recruitment – Para NB is an active partner in participant recruitment for parallel sport and recreation in New Brunswick. We maintain a diverse membership and track the demographics and interests of our membership. We empower active involvement help connect individuals with a physical disability, coaches, officials, leaders, and volunteers to parallel sport and recreation organizations and programs that range from grassroots to competitive. We also collaborate on first contact events to help engage individuals, and support organizations and communities in parallel sport and recreation opportunities.  
Para NB may be able to help your organization or program with: 
• Planning of inclusive parallel programs, clinics, leadership training or events; 
• Linkages to funding sources to support the participation of persons with a physical disability; 
• Promotion of clinics, events and programs including the distribution of information to our registered members and through our extensive social media and web site reach; and  
• Coordination of accessible transportation for persons with a physical disability to parallel clinics and programs.  
Equipment loan service – Are you looking for adaptive sport and recreation equipment to make your initiative more inclusive? Are you planning a new para sport or recreation program but are in need of the proper adaptive equipment? Do you want to try a piece of adaptive sport equipment to see if it is something you would use to stay active or like to purchase in the future? The Para NB Equipment Loan Service is a provincial, bilingual service that aims to increase access to adaptive sport and recreation equipment and devices for persons with a physical disability in New Brunswick. The Service can be accessed by provincial sport organizations, recreation organizations, para sport groups, municipalities, schools and persons with a physical disability throughout New Brunswick. Examples of the type of equipment available for loan include: multisport wheelchairs, handcycles, rugby chairs, boccia ramps and balls, bowling ramps, hockey sledges, sit skis, curling sticks, a throwing chair, and a racing chair.
Hours 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served New Brunswick
Eligibility No restrictions.
Application No application required.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Location information
Located In Community Fredericton
Address & Map
440 Wilsey Rd, Suite 102
Fredericton, NB E3B 7G5
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (51) Registered Charity
Print Material Flyer - Para NB program information 
Pamphlet - Para NB Services and Overview 
Pamphlet - Para NB Provincial Adapted Equipment Loan Service 
Checklist - Para NB Facility Accessibility Checklist 
Checklist - Para NB Playground Accessibility Checklist 
Checklist - Para NB Accessible Geocaching Checklist
Service Categories Disability Associations ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ; Spinal Cord Injuries

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