Therapeutic Recreation

A service that supports children, youth and their families to access, enjoy and fully participate in leisure activities while increasing independence.

Therapeutic Recreation is a service that offers treatment, education and recreation participation to enable children and youth with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social limitations to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Therapeutic Recreation Services Include:

Our Therapeutic Recreation services include individual recreation assessments and consultations as well as therapeutic intervention groups to support leisure skill development. One Kids Place offers parent workshops on accessing recreational programs, camps and supports in addition to providing tips and resources for getting involved in community recreational opportunities.

Benefits to Therapeutic Recreation include:

  • An increase of self-esteem and confidence
  • Strong relationship building and the ability to make choices
  • Improves physical health


Children and youth (up to the age of 19, or 21 if they are still in secondary school) who resides within the Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound with a physical, developmental and/or communication disability.

Children and youth must be receiving one of the primary services at One Kids Place to be eligible.


Referrals can be made by a parent, caregiver, family physician, pediatricians and/or other third party referrals with parental consent:

OKP Therapeutic Recreation Resources

Staying at Home Success – Video & Downloadable PDF’s

Social Work and Therapeutic Recreation at One Kids Place have collaborated to bring you this informational video on surviving staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At Home Low Cost Activities – Therapeutic Recreation Focus

The Therapeutic Recreation focus is on, 24 hour activity guidelines, no-cost/low-cost activities and online activity resources:

‘Busy Bins’ At Home Activities – Therapeutic Recreation Focus

The Therapeutic Recreation focus is on, 24 hour activity guidelines, no-cost/low-cost activities and online activity resources:

External Therapeutic Recreation Resources

24 Hour Movement Guidelines – The Canadian Society for Exercise Website

A great guide when planning a weekend, school break or summer routines

Build Your Best Day – An Interactive Website

A Participation based website where children are able to choose activities to ‘build their best day’ under the 24 hour movement guidelines.

Cooking With Kids – Activity Website

An at home activity based website with fun and creative tips on how to teach your child important food skills. Lists of recipes and different age group activities from ages 2-11 years old. Help them build healthy habits.

Participation 150 Activities – Website & Downloadable PDF

Participation 150 Activities is a list made by Canadian Citizens of physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian. A wide range of movement activities to choose from.

City of Huntsville Recreation and Programs – Registration Website

The City of Huntsville offers weekly programs, clinics and workshops, as well as drop-in’s to try their services. Options for various age groups.

City of North Bay Recreation Activities – Registration Website

The City of North Bay municipality and other community service providers offer a variety of recreational opportunities for all seasons. Including; trails for walking, biking, or hiking, a municipal marina, golf, arenas, skiing, snowmobiling and more.

City of Parry Sound Leisure Guide – Downloadable PDF

The Parry Sound Leisure Guide is a recreation program guide of all community and leisure opportunities, programs, events, facilities and contact information in the Town of Parry Sound.

North Bay Library – Website

Parry Sound Library – Website

Huntsville Library – Website