Amigos in the Community!

Breaking Barriers to Inclusion within the Community

What is the Amigos Community Program?

The Community Program is for adults (aged 18+) with or without disabilities who are facing barriers to inclusion. Participants are paired up with volunteer Connectors who share mutual interests and goals. Pairs meet up regularly to participate in leisure and recreational activities. Lasting relationships are built, and connections are made in the community.

 
Who Benefits?

Young adults with barriers to inclusion benefit from the intentional relationships of peers in their community.

Young adults who would like to volunteer to take on a leadership role by connecting with peers learn that their efforts do make a difference in creating inclusive places!


It’s fun and accessible!

 

What's inside?

Devin Hodges; Community Program Developer

Devin has a diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services from Fleming College, here in Peterborough, where he has lived since 2014. Originally a volunteer connector for the Community Program, Devin has been involved with HUI since 2016. He has a passion for sports and volunteering, and a drive to connect with the community.

Kadir & His FIRST FISH!

What is amazing to hear is all the "firsts" that Khidir has been able to experience with a friend as a result of the program. Both Khidir and Calvin played Frisbee golf for the first time in July and really enjoyed it! Calvin took Khidir fishing and he caught his very first fish! We are proud to be partnered with New Canadians Centre and Fleming College. - "Khidir's story, published in the Fall 2017 Amigos Newsletter