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The vision of the Next Step to Active Living program is to be the model of choice for empowering participants to optimize their quality of life.

Next Step to Active Living, a therapeutic recreation program, offers a supportive environment for adults aged 21 and over with acquired physical disabilities. Community integration to promote a positive independent lifestyle is facilitated through individualized recreation choices in a community setting.

Next Step to Active Living is funded through the Mississauga - Halton Local Health Integration Network

Next Step to Active Living awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
For more details, click here to view the full announcement.

Visit to watch a video about our Adult Day Program - The Next Step to Active Living. This is a unique program developed to assist adults with acquired physical limitations to improve their functional abilities through therapeutic recreation activities and programs in a community center setting.

Contact us at 905-615-4770 x 2279 to book a spot on the program's monthly community tour. Once you have seen the program and would like to move forward with an application, please complete the Referral for Participation. When the program has received your referral, one of the program staff will follow up and send the required paper work to the Mississauga Halton CCAC.

A CCAC Care Coordinator will then contact you at home to make an appointment to visit you at home to complete their assessment. Please note that there may be a wait list, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Please review the Mississauga Halton Adult Day programs brochure for information about all 10 programs in our region. (Click here for brochure)

Program Benefits
This adult day program offered in 2 recreation facilities is designed to transition individuals to participate independently in recreation activities. The program provides:
bulletChair exercise
bulletCardio and weight training
bulletAquatic exercise
bulletFine motor skill Development

Next Step to Active Living Executive, staff and participants are committed to developing, improving and facilitating the personal social and physical independence of all participants in a safe, respectful, fun environment. The program will help each participant to:
bulletImprove physical, social, emotional and mental wellness
bulletDevelop skills by participating in various activities
bulletLearn about new recreational opportunities
bulletExplore and identify individual leisure interest

Participation Requirements
The Next Step to Active Living Program is designed specifically for individuals who have:
bulletA diagnosis of an acquired physical disability (ie. Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis)
bulletIndependence with personal care, mobility and decision making
bulletA strong desire for improved independence in the community
bulletA resident of Mississauga or Halton
bullet21 years of age or older.

Application Process
Potential participants must:
  a. Contact Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) 905-855-9090
  b. Have your family physician complete a Next Step to Active Living Referral Form Click here to download the referral form.
  c. Program tours are required for each potential participant.

Please contact us during office hours to arrange your tour.

Referral forms are available at:
bulletCredit Valley Hospital-Seniors and Rehab Day Hospital
bulletNext Step to Active Living locations

Program Hours
Our program operates year round at 2 locations. A modest fee per session is charged. Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Thursday 905-615-4770 ext. 2279


South Common Community Centre
8:30am - 3:00pm Monday to Thursday
2233 South Millway
Mississauga, ON, L5L 3H7
Map of this location | Take the Bus
Huron Park Recreation Centre
9:00am - 3:30pm Tuesday and Friday
830 Paisley Blvd. West
Mississauga, ON, L5C 3P5
Map of this location | Take the Bus

Interested in Volunteering?
Next Step to Active Living staff are always looking for dedicated, caring, volunteers. Please use the following links to view our volunteer job description and download our application form.

Our Staff
Our supportive, qualified, dedicated staff have specialized training and experience necessary to provide a safe, respectful, supportive, fun environment where improving, and facilitating personal, social, and physical independence of all participants is a priority.

Next Step to Active Living is funded by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network and client fees. The views expressed in this website are the views of Next Step to Active Living and do not necessarily reflect those of the MHLHIN or the Government of Ontario. To view the Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement click here (PDF).

To view the 3 year strategic plan click here


A Stepping Stone to a Healthy, Active Lifestyle!