About CADS Calgary

Advancing Adaptive Snowsports

CADS Calgary is a volunteer based non-profit charity that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of learning, participating and competing in alpine Snowsports. CADS Calgary is recognized as being the largest single location CADS program in Canada with 150-200 students each year.

Our aim is to create a safe, inclusive and fun learning environment. More than just sliding, our participants learn tangible life skills, gain confidence, and develop life long friendships!


Participants receive one on one, needs-based instruction from trained volunteers. In order to facilitate a great experience for all of our participants and volunteers, CADS invests in instructor training, as well as the research and development of adaptive equipment and
teaching methodology.

CADS also hosts an annual Festival at various Canadian ski resorts. Top CADS instructors from across the country provide daily lessons for participants of all skill levels, while social functions and an awards banquet add to the sense of camaraderie. To learn more, visit CADS Festival.

Governance of CADS Calgary

CADS Calgary is a registered charity within Alberta (charitable registration number: 119211555-RR0001).

CADS Calgary represents one of the seven regional zones of CADS Alberta, which works in conjunction with key partners such as Alberta Sport Connection, the Government of Alberta, Snowsport resorts throughout the province and other program partners and donors.

CADS Alberta is, in turn, a part of CADS Canada, an organization that includes over 1000 members with disabilities and 2000 volunteers.

CADS Calgary Bylaws ensure good governance and accountability. The Board of Directors ensures that the organization is accountable, fair and open and acts in the best interests of its stakeholders. (participants, volunteers, employees, CADS, suppliers and society generally). The organization holds an Annual general meeting to elect the Board of Directors and present an annual report of its activities.

CADS Calgary Board of Directors

The CADS Board of Directors consists of a dedicated team of volunteers and staff.

Board of Directors

Chair Janice Bushfield
Vice Chair Scott Darling
Past Chair John Bowman
Treasurer John Peltier
Secretary Katlan Holman
Ski School Director Tony Crook
Provincial Representative Chad Hohol
Technical Committee Tony Crook
Equipment Committee Eldon Bushfield
Volunteer Development Jeff Helton
Member at Large Shane Paikin
Member at Large Tony Fernandes

Staff Contacts

Program Director Laura Lee Crook [email protected]
Program Coordinator Jess Magnussen [email protected]
Communication Coordinator Leah Godard [email protected]
Administration Mariana Nimara [email protected]
General Inquiries [email protected]

Annual Report

Check out our annual report to learn about our past achievements.

Get Involved

CADS Calgary are always looking for Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors!


Contact us today to help empower people with disabilities through participation in adaptive snowsports.