The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) is dedicated to providing people living with a disability the opportunity to learn about and enjoy sailing. The DSAO is a non-profit charitable organization founded, organized and run by people with disabilities, and is uniquely attuned to the needs and desires of its participants.
- To provide sailing opportunities for Ontarians regardless of ability or age.
- To provide unique, enjoyable experiences for its participants which include opportunities for social, recreational, rehabilitative and competitive activities.
- To build confidence and self-esteem for people with disabilities, and enhance their independence.
- To facilitate the integration of disabled and able-bodied recreation and competition.
The success of sailing as a recreational and rehabilitation program for the disabled is evident in both the growing numbers of people that participate in these programs, and in the enthusiastic support that the DSAO has already received from disabled communities, along with other organizations and funding agencies. Supporters are inspired by the fact that the lakes and oceans of Canada serve as great healers and equalizers: people with mobility impairments can leave their wheelchairs (and their disabilities) behind, and enjoy the independence and freedom that one experiences when wind, sun and spray join forces to make a perfect sailing day.
Donate now! Our programs and services are made possible by donors like you. You can help make sailing accessible by clicking on the Canada Helps logo above and donating through the Canada Helps charity to DSAO. A receipt will be issued from the processing organization CanadaHelps.org.
Canadian Charitable Registration No: 869006429 RR0001
QQDSP is pleased to welcome you to the 2016 summer season! As always, we’d like to express how grateful we are of all the time and effort you have and continue to contribute to QQDSP. We hope you are as excited as we are to get this sailing season started!
Please join us on Sunday, June 12th at 4:30 PM for sailing session to brush up on skills and become reacquainted with the water. RSVP to this email or call the office at 416-214-0358!
Recreational sailing starts Wednesday, June 1st, and would appreciate if you could provide us with when you are able to start volunteering!
Unfortunately, the online sail booking form has gone into storage. It will continue to be enhanced and will return.
Thank you for your continued support of QQDSP!