2015

The YMCAs of Québec joins the Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker (TLCS) program

AlterGo is proud to announce that The YMCAs of Québec has joined the Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker (TLCS) program. The YMCA’s nine fitness centres are joining 136 Montréal organizations that already accept the TLCS.  

 “It’s great news that a renowned organization such as the YMCA, which promotes social inclusion and healthy lifestyle habits, has joined the TLCS program. This will allow even more people with a disability to stay in shape,” stated Lise Roche, Director of Universal Access in Leisure Activities at AlterGo.

“At The YMCAs of Québec, we believe it’s important to recognize that everyone is equally entitled to access leisure activities. We are proud to join forces with AlterGo to reach even more people with disabilities and contribute to building communities that are physically active, inclusive and accessible to all,” added Serge Saint-André, Vice-president, Health, Aquatic and Fitness Activities at The YMCAs of Québec.

People with disabilities sometimes need assistance to fully benefit from a fitness or leisure activity. The TLCS program and participating organizations lend a helping hand, which often makes a difference for these individuals. So people with a disability can more easily participate in leisure activities, their companions are given free access at any of the participating organizations when they present their sticker.

About the TLCS
The TLCS gives companions of people with a disability aged 12 and up free access to participating cultural and leisure organizations. The goal is to facilitate access to leisure and fitness activities for people with a disability. For a list of all organizations participating in the TLCS program or to get a TLCS, click here. To obtain a TLCS, which is offered free of charge, simply visit vatl.org. The person with the disability must complete the form and send it electronically. Once the person receives accreditation, which usually takes about two weeks, they will receive the sticker in the mail. No renewals will be required. 

About the YMCAs of Québec
The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization that builds stronger communities by providing opportunities for everyone to lead fulfilling, active, healthy and engaged lives. Its 10 YMCA centres, International Language School, Ski School, Residence, Camp YMCA Kanawana and its 43 service sites across the province are visited each year by more than 125,000 people. The first YMCA in North America was founded in Montréal in November 1851. The YMCAs of Québec is part of the Canadian network of 50 YMCA associations. For more information, visit ymcaquebec.org or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Source:
Marina Le Chêne
Agente de communication
514 933-2739, poste 236
marina@altergo.ca