CADS Alberta – Our Goals and Who We Are!
CADS Alberta provides opportunities for those with all abilities to learn to alpine ski or snowboard; to engage in advanced programs and competition programs. The video is an example of one of the many CADS Alberta Zone programs, in this case Calgary, and what these programs offer to the adaptive communities of Alberta!
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Alberta is a provincial division of the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS). We are a volunteer based provincial sport organization that provides all Albertans recreational and competitive adaptive snowsport opportunities through a safe, inclusive learning and training environment; supported by strong leadership, advocacy and partnerships.
With over 1200 participant and volunteer full and one-day members, CADS Alberta is focused on the delivery of programs that encourage the adaptive community to come and try alpine skiing and/or snowboarding, with a goal to creating a fun, educational and social experience while engaging in a physical activity in Alberta’s winter months.
CADS Alberta is made up of regional CADS Zones and affiliate Zones that include Alliance, Calgary-Bow Valley Corridor, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer. Our outreach continues with new programs being added for 2018-19 to include Crowsnest Pass, Jasper, Medicine Hat and many other locations. Our mandate is to work with our key partners of Alberta Sport Connection and the Government of Alberta, the many snowsport resorts throughout Alberta, program partners such as Sport Canada, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the many private and corporate donors, who provide exceptional ongoing support that continue to ensure that CADS Alberta have the ability to deliver its long-term 2016-19 strategy that opens adaptive activity doors to all Albertans.