Inclusion Support Program and inclusion programs

COVID-19 Update:
To learn how COVID-19 is impacting programs and services offered by Recreation and Culture Services, please visit COVID-19 Updates or our frequently asked questions. For information about the reopening of Recreation and Culture Services’ programs, services and facilities, and the corresponding COVID-19 health and safety protocols, please visit Reopening Recreation.

Please note, programs and services listed on this webpage may not be available at this time.

Recreation Inclusion Support Program:

The City of Oshawa is dedicated to providing accessible and inclusive recreation opportunities for participants of all abilities. 1:1 or 1:2 inclusion support can be requested for any program listed in the activeOshawa Recreation Program Guide. Requests are fulfilled in order of request and based on the availability of appropriate inclusion staff. Support is not guaranteed. Participants may provide their own support staff if desired. 

How do I know if inclusion support is required?

  • Participant receives additional support at school.
  • Participant receives support at home for basic care.
  • Participant engages in behaviour that could impact the safety of themselves or others.
  • Participant is associated with a support agency.

Participant information prior to start or programs:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Community members12 years of age and older are required to show proof of vaccination to participate in Inclusive programs. Parents and caregivers are also required to show proof of vaccination to participate in a program with their child.

To promote success, all participants that access inclusion services are required to complete and return a Participant Information Form, which can be found at or by request from any recreation facility. 

For more information about inclusion support, visit

To search for a course:

  • Enter the course code from the activeOshawa Recreation Program Guide into the Course ID# field
  • Enter the title of the course into the Search field. Please note returned results will include your searched word(s) from course titles and descriptions. 

Tips for searching for courses:

  • Every filter option does not need to be entered to complete a search.
  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and click to select multiple values or to remove a selection.
  • Select the Reset button to clear all information entered into the search fields.

Community members requiring assistance with their registration, or those looking to take advantage of their advance booking privileges, are able to contact a Recreation Information Clerk by phone for assistance. For facility contact information and hours of availability, please visit our Program Registration webpage with details listed under the phone-in registration section. 

For more information, or to view, download or print a copy of the activeOshawa 2021 Fall Recreation Program Guide, visit

For more information on programs, services and facilities, visit

Select the program, or level, you are interested in registering for from the below list to see additional details.