Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Inclusive and accessible programs at Vikes Active Living

Inclusion and Accessibility


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Recreation for Everyone at CARSA

The University of Victoria is committed to providing inclusive and accessible recreation and leisure opportunities for all students, staff and community members. Is there something we could do to make your CARSA experience more inclusive or accessible? Please contact Paige Quinn at

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UVic equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

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CARSA equipment

View photos of some of the adaptive equipment and facilities at CARSA.

  • Fieldhouse: Sport wheelchairs. Contact - Elliot Carter
  • Climbing Centre: Adapted climbing equipment. Contact - Clinton Thomas
  • Fitness Centre: list of adaptive equipment is coming. Contact - Josh Leangen

If you are attending a varsity basketball game in CARSA, hearing assist systems are available. Download the user guide (PDF).

Is there a piece of adaptive equipment you would like to see at CARSA? Contact Paige Quinn at


Questions about inclusion and accessibility at Vikes Active Living?



Inclusion and accessibility programs take place all over the CARSA and McKinnon facilities. Check individual program details for exact location. View map.

Territory acknowledgement

Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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(Sep. 5 – Dec. 22)
(upcoming for Jan. 2 – Apr. 30)

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This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning January 2. Please note this schedule is subject to change.








Note: There are no programs on Sep. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Nov. 11, Nov. 13 due to holidays.



Vikes Active Living youth program - Advocacy for Inclusive Sport (AIR)

Advocacy for Inclusive Sport (AIR)


Advocacy for Inclusive Recreation (AIR) is a collaborative program hosted by the Office of Student Life, Vikes Athletics and Recreation, Native Students Union, Gender Empowerment Centre, Society for Students with a Disability, Students of Colour Collective, UVIC Pride, and CanAssist. This program is for students who identify as members of the aforementioned Advocacy groups on Campus.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Location: Dependent on program.
Dates: September 6 – December 21

Program contact: Paige Quinn •


Campus Safe Walk


Campus Security Services provides a safe walk service, which is available to members of the University Community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The escort service is provided from building to building, building to vehicle, and vice versa within the boundaries of the campus, including Ian Stewart Complex.

When receiving a call for an escort, the Security Officers taking the request will make every possible attempt to have the safe walk service to your location as soon as possible. However, at times situations, eg., heavy call load, weather conditions, etc., do arise that may delay the escort. A call back number will enable us to contact you in the event of a lengthy delay.

Safewalk can also be requested by calling from any of Campus Security's 15 Direct Dial Phones located around the University campus.

Requirements: Any staff/student can access Campus Safe Walk services.

Class level: All welcome.

Location: SafeWalk services are offered anywhere on campus.
Dates: September 1 – September 1

Program contact: •



Free (by referral)

The aim of the FitConnect program is to help UVic students improve their mental health by working towards their fitness goals. Volunteers are paired with students experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. The volunteer’s role is to assist and encourage the student in meeting their goals.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions regarding the program, please email the Student Wellness Coordinator (

If you would benefit from participating in this program, please visit the Student Wellness Centre, the Peer Support Centre, or the Multifaith centre to get a referral.

Class level: All welcome.

Location: TBD
Dates: September 1 – April 28

Program contact: •

All prices valid as of September 1, 2023. All prices include GST.

More inclusive and accessible programs offered by Vikes Athletics and Recreation

Community connections

Coming soon.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies before participating in Vikes programs.