Issue Date: January 2020

Thank you for completing the CDPP Annual Survey 2019

Between November 2019 and January 2020, members of the CDPP were invited to complete a short survey to evaluate the impact of the CDPP network. The KT Team would like to thank you for your time and effort to complete this survey. An infographic including the key findings will be presented in the next CDPP newsletter (spring 2020).

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The Tomasone lab from the Sport & Exercise Team has been hard at work to systematically develop evidence-based strategies to create quality participation experiences in exercise settings for people with disabilities. At the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference (SCAPPS, 2019) the lab presented several phases of their research. A manual highlighting this research is forthcoming.

Six members of the CDPP Employment Team collaborated on a project on partnerships and integrating partner perspectives throughout the entire research process. They argue that an integrated partnered research approach potentially offers researchers in industrial/organizational psychology and organizational behaviour a way to conduct research that is relevant and rigorous.

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Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C.E., Fisher, S., Gellatly, I.R., Gignac, M.A.M., Jetha, A. (2018). Beyond managing research partnerships: Partnered research as an integrated methodological approach. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11(4), 613-619. 

The Mobility Team’s paper Up on the hill: The experiences of adaptive snow sports has been accepted in Disability and Rehabilitation. This study assessed the experiences of people with disabilities participating in the Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports program and explored the factors that influence participation.

Three themes emerged from the data analysis: (1) mountain top moments, which describes positive experiences and successful participation in adaptive snow sports; (2) finding your line, which describes the instructors and equipment that lead to successful participation; and (3) icy slopes and trail blazing, which outlines the social, physical, and institutional challenges that come with participation in adaptive snow sports. Generally, the findings suggest that adaptive snow sports helps people with disabilities to increase confidence, and find a sense of purpose and belonging.