There are a number of people who make up the team behind Revved Up. Take a moment to meet them.
Community representatives from various organizations ensure the sustainability of the program. The Revved Up program is advocated to potential participants by representatives on the advisory board. Members represent:
The Canadian Paraplegic Association had a membership vote to change their name to Spinal Cord Injury Canada in 2012. Individual provinces and territories developed respective chapters of Spinal Cord Injury Canada. In Ontario, the association aims to deliver and champion excellence in service, support and advocacy for and with people with spinal cord injury. Learn more at http://sciontario.org/anniversary75/.
The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) is community-based resource organization run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. They have a vision of social and economic equity for people with disabilities as seen through the lens of Independent Living principles. The Centre for Independent Living develops and implements services, programs and activities that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. They recognize that people with disabilities have the right to take control of their own lives, through increased knowledge and examination of options, making informed choices, and taking calculated risks. Finally, they offer skills training programs to people with disabilities to successfully integrate into the community. Learn more at https://www.cilt.ca/.
The Vision of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is a society where all Canadians lead active and healthy lives. When physical activity is in your life, health and wellness benefits are exhibited. The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a disability (ALACD) develops and disseminates resources and tools to help organizations to create inclusive opportunities and welcoming environments. Working in partnership with our member organizations, we assist them to fulfill their commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities. Learn more at https://ala.ca/.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Action Canada was developed as a partnership of community-based organizations and university-based researchers in 2007, that aims to advance physical activity knowledge and participation among Canadians with SCI. Learn more at http://sciactioncanada.ca/.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.
Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.
Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce with 91% of Queen’s grads employed within six months after graduation.
Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers — including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald — a Queen’s education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world.
Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung founded the Revved Up program in 2007. She completed her doctorate of Philosophy in Human Biodynamics at McMaster University. Currently, Dr. Latimer Cheung is an associate professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Disability.
Dr. Jennifer Tomasone served as the Revved Up program coordinator in 2008 before completing her doctoral degrees at McMaster University in Health and Exercise Psychology. Currently, Dr. Tomasone is an assistant professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.