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Ausome Ottawa

Liisa Vexler
Executive Director
Ausome Ottawa

2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 7X7

TEL: 6138981184

E-mail: liisavexler@ausomeottawa.com
Web: AusomeOttawa.com

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People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

Ausome Ottawa's mission is to enrich the lives of families living with autism through sport.

Our values:
No one should be excluded from sports. But for kids with autism, playing sports isn’t always easy. Sometimes, community programs are not designed to meet the needs of kids with autism. In other cases, financially stressed families just can’t afford to enrol, after they have paid for all their child’s therapies.

Ausome Ottawa exists to change this. Our vision of ‘Ausome’ is an opportunity for every kid with autism to participate in sports in a program that meets their needs.

We create programs that are provided free to families and which have just the right setting and support for this group of kids and their families. If the programs already exist in the community, Ausome Ottawa helps families to access them, either by providing the information and/or support they need.

Current research indicates that 1 in 68 kids live with autism. That means that, in Canada, 115,000 kids and teens are affected. Ausome Ottawa is the only organization in the community dedicated to providing sports programs to those living with autism.


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs for kids with autism. In the coming months, we are offering soccer, waterpolo, yoga, gymnastics and fundamental movement.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
Ausome is hosting a 5-week Summer Sports Camp in both the west end and east end of Ottawa. We are looking for energetic, fun, caring and responsible team members (ages 16+) to help our Ausome kids be successful each day. Join us for 1 week or come for all 5 and help us bring smiles and laughs, while teaching children with autism to play and have fun. 8:30am - 4:30pm. Half days are an option.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Reliable high school students welcome.

Week 1: July 3-6 West
Week 2: July 9-13 West
Week 3: July 16-20 West (Training available)
Week 4: July 23-27 East
Week 5: July 20-Aug 3 East

Let us know what week(s) you're available.
Location: WEST: The Lotus Centre - 13-1002 Beaverbrook Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1L1
EAST: The Miracle League Field - 3659 Navan Rd, Navan, ON K4B 1H9
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
On June 2nd, 2018 join us for Ottawa’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament and Urban Jam in support of Ausome Ottawa and Hera Mission. Novice kids through men’s and women’s, DJs, snack bar and more. Be a part of our diverse celebration of basketball and urban life.
We're looking for volunteers to help ref games, organize registration and scoring, manage fundraisers, manage canteen etc. Volunteers are asked to be in attendance 8am - 6pm. Half day shifts are available. More info at www.3on3613.com
Location: Notre Dame Catholic High School
710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M2
Deadline: May 30, 2018