Variety Village

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities
  • Sports & Recreation


3701 Danforth Ave.Scarborough, Ontario M1N2G2Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We’ve been getting children with disabilities off the sidelines and onto the field since 1945. Through sports, fitness, training, and skills development programs, we break down barriers to participation and foster accessibility and inclusiveness for kids and their families across our province. Every child has the right to belong. That’s why we run sports and fitness programming and make one-on-one connections that transform the lives of children with disabilities, right here at home.


In 1945, Variety - the Children’s Charity of Ontario was born. What started as a vocational school built in 1949 became our flagship location in Toronto. Our modern-day Variety Village location opened in 1981 as a world-class indoor sports facility built to nurture competitive spirits, and empower children with disabilities to be ambassadors for change in their communities.

Today, Variety helps Ontarians see ability differently with our trailblazing programming in reverse integration. Variety Village is one of the few places where able-bodied family and friends can get involved in a game of wheelchair basketball. Entire schools get the chance to try specialized equipment, feel a braille book, use a sports wheelchair and learn about communicating with a person who is deaf.


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