About CADS Ontario

HISTORY

CADS was founded by Jerry Johnston in 1976, but the origins go further back to 1961 when he, as the ski school director at Sunshine Village, Alberta became intrigued with the challenge of teaching young disabled people to ski. He developed teaching methods and equipment adaptations that established the foundation for disabled skiing in Canada. Please visit CADS National web site.

Today, as the Ontario organization, we are committed to promoting CADS programs that are inspiring and exciting for skiers and volunteers alike. Our membership, which currently is over four hundred, continues to grow. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us.

Disabled skiing is a caring and exciting experience engaging individuals who enjoy adventure. It brings out the best in everyone. If you are interested in joining our program, please contact us.

As a volunteer organization we are seeking people who would like to become instructors or helpers. And as a non-profit charity we need donations to help fund our ski programs. See how you can volunteer or donate.

OBJECTIVES

Promotion of skiing for persons with disabilities in order to enable full integration into society.

LOCATIONS

There are 8 CADS Ontario programs operating in Ontario. CADS Ontario partner with the hill operators/owners to provide skiing opportunities for children and adult disabled skiers.

2019/20 Board of Directors

Board of Directors
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Jonathan Wood

President
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Brad Gilmour

Vice President
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Kelly Huang

Secretary
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Stephen MacDonald

Treasurer
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Gwen Binsfeld

Immediate Past President
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Jack Sim

Director at Large
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Jamie Spencer

Program Liaison/ Technical Delegate/Training Lead
Program Directors
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Maria Hanus, Sarah Milligan

CADS Durham (Brimacombe)
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Dayton Stoyan

Snow Valley
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Donna Muirhead

Horseshoe Valley
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Jhann Murphy

Mansfield/ADDS
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Sheila Graham

Sir Sam's
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Stephen MacDonald

The Heights
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Diane Morrell

Searchmont
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Anneliese Surmann

Learn to Race
CADS is a National organization with over 3,500 members, both volunteers and program participants. There are programs running at ski areas across the country and we host an annual National Festival week which attracts participants from across the country. Adaptive skiing and snowboarding enhances lives by creating exciting and rewarding experiences for persons with disabilities of all ages. Please designate your donation to CADS Ontario in the Message Box.