Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung receives SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2.5M) for the Canadian Disability Participation Project

Amy Latimer

Read more about Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung’s grant in the Queen’s Gazette, August 29, 2023:

“Dr. Latimer-Cheung’s project aims to develop, implement, and evaluate quality sport, exercise, and play experiences for Canadians with disabilities. This work builds on research conducted during her previous SSHRC-funded research, which showed that to achieve full and effective participation and maximal psychosocial benefits, people with physical disabilities must have quality physical activity experiences.

The Canadian Disability Participation Project 2.0 has received $2.5M to support the development and national dissemination of evidence-based strategies and programs that create quality sport, exercise, and play participation for people with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities at all age ranges. Led by Dr. Latimer-Cheung, the team is comprised of 43 junior-, mid-, and senior-career researchers across 15 universities and partners from 31 national and regional sport, exercise, play/recreation, and disability organizations such as ParticipACTION, Special Olympics Canada, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. Together they aim to bring Canada closer to meeting its obligations to support the United Nations-protected basic rights of people with disabilities to full and effective participation and inclusion in society.”