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Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Hamilton-Halton

The following programs and organizations have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Hamilton and Halton to people with MS. Please contact the recreation providers listed below to receive more details (dates, fee information etc)

If you are a recreation provider who would like to request to add a program or who would like more information about running a program for people with MS, please contact the Hamilton-Halton Chapter by e-mail or at 905-527-7874


MS Society Adapted Yoga

Weekly yoga class for individuals with MS (Wednesdays 1pm – 2:30pm)

Location: Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre, 145 Magnolia Dr, Hamilton

Contact: MS Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter 905-527-7874

MSFITT Exercise Program for Adults with MS

MSFITT is a community-based exercise program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Location: Ivor Wynne Centre McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Rm A204, Hamilton

Program Hours

Monday 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Wednesday 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Contact: McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) (905) 525-9140, ext. 27223

Tai Chi – Altum Health

Tai Chi class for healing and recovery. Weekly classes at Altum Health, 516 Centennial Pkwy N, Unit 104, Hamilton. For more information or to register contact Shane Kachur, Physiotherapist 905-664-3300 or

Balance +-Livewell

This free, 12-week community exercise program consists of two group exercise sessions each week to help build strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and reduce the risk of falls. The YMCA has partnered with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide this program at our five YMCA locations in Hamilton, Burlington, FLamborough and Brantford. Space is limited to 35 participants. Balance+ a free program for both members and non-members of the YMCA - See more at:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – On-line or In-PersonFree 6 week program for individuals living with a chronic illness. Some of the Topics you will learn about are:

•healthy eating

•how to add exercise to your day

•managing stress

•planning and problem solving

•how to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider

Contact: Take Control Take Charge 1-855-333-2376

Hamilton Parks and Recreation, Inclusive Recreation Services

Contact: 905-546-2424 ext. 1758


Mohawk College's Massage Therapy Student Clinic

Mohawk College's Massage Therapy diploma program is pleased to provide a Student Clinic that focuses on providing massage for individuals that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The students will be providing massage treatments while under the supervision of a Registered Massage Therapist employed by Mohawk College

There is currently no charge associated with participating as a client in this clinic, however University parking fees apply.

If you are interested in participating in this clinic, please contact

MAC H2OPE Clinic – Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA

The MAC H2OPE clinic provides FREE rehabilitation services at the YMCA. The services are led by student occupational therapists and student physiotherapists

Contact: 905-529-7102 ext 5024

Able Sail - Hamilton

Able Sail is a sailing program for individuals with a physical or developmental disability. The facility is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts for transferring participants to and from the boats if required.

March of Dimes Summer Recreation Program

Contact: Keith Rashid

1-800-263-3463 ext. 7213


Able Sail - Burlington

Able Sail is a sailing program for individuals with a physical or developmental disability. The facility is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts for transferring participants to and from the boats if required.


Burlington Parks and Recreation, Access to Recreation

The City of Burlington's Parks and Recreation department is dedicated to including people of all abilities in our programs. If you need help choosing or attending one of our programs, please contact us at 905-332-1996 ext. 6248 or

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – On-line or In-Person Free Programs that enable people to take control of their own health by gaining the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of life with chronic conditions. Mississauga Halton Self- Management Office: 905--338-2983 ext. 4877

Oakville Recreation and Culture, Special Needs Participation

The Recreation and Culture department strives to make their programs and services accessible and inclusive to all members of their community including those with intellectual or physical disabilities; attention and behaviour difficulties; vision and hearing impairments; learning disabilities; allergies and medical conditions. When and where possible, they will attempt to accommodate all individuals in the course of their choice. Registration can be completed using their online registration system, by phone at 905-815-2000, via mail or in person at Town Hall or any community centre. For more information, please contact registration staff at 905-338-4250.

Halton Hills, Rec Partner Pass

A Rec Partner Pass provides free admission to an individual providing assistance to a participant with a disability who is attending a Recreation & Parks registered program, drop-in program, or activity at the Seniors Centre

Contact: Parks and Rec Department 905-873-2601

TIME, Together in Movement in Exercise(Currently offered in Georgetown and Oakville, see schedule)

A group exercise program designed by physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors. Achieve the following: get fit and increase your energy; increase confidence in your balance; move with more ease. Must be able to walk independently for 10m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker.

Wellness House

Wellness House is a unique adult day program designed to be barrier free and welcoming. Their team of health care professionals has expertise in therapeutic recreation, physical therapy and occupational therapy. An MS Support Group meets on Fridays

Contact: 905-632-5358

YMCA- Burlington

Contact: 905-632-5000

Acclaim Health– Home Support Exercise Program

Designed to improve strength, balance and mobility while preventing falls, this program provides a specialized exercise program to older adults in their own home. Sessions are provided once a week by trained volunteers. This service is free of charge.

Lifemark Seniors Wellness– Free Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes

View schedule:


Adapted Yoga DVD

Contact: MS Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter 905-527-7874

It’s Your Choice - Exercises for Fitness & Well-being with Multiple Sclerosis

MS Service Coordinator

Toronto Rehab – Rumsey Neuro

345 Rumsey Road

Toronto, ON, M4G 1R7

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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