Active Start

Record #: RNS0009
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019
Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2019


Located In Spring Garden (Halifax Peninsula)
Where To Find Us
Special Olympics
100-271 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. Rd
Halifax, NS B3N 1L1
Areas Served Nova Scotia


Phone 902-719-6163
Contact Tom Fahie, Provincial Development Coordinator (youth program), Special Olympics NS

Description & Services

Information What is Active Start? 
Active Start, a program offered by Special Olympics Canada was designed to help develop basic motor and movement skills in children ages two to six years old with an intellectual disability. 
Active Start is part of the Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD), which falls under Sport Canada’s Canadian Sport for Life Initiative (CS4L). With the ultimate aim of promoting fitness, physical literacy, and well-being, the Active Start component is driven by tenets of human growth and development of the 0 to 6 age group. 
230 schools across Nova Scotia are part of the Active Start Program, an initiative approved by the Department of Education and accepted in all 8 School Boards. 
For information about Active Start in your area, please contact the Provincial Development Coordinator (details noted above).
Eligibility Ages: 2 year(s) - 6 year(s)