Jooay App: Promoting Participation in Leisure


Mehrnoosh Movahed

Participating in sports and other leisure activities is an important part of childhood development; however, accessing appropriate activities and information is a challenge for children with disabilities. We created “Jooay,” a mobile and web-based app, to provide families with information about appropriate leisure activities available in communities across Canada. In this project, we are seeking ways to optimize the use of this technology, to increase its use for more children and families, and to use it as a tool to inform policy and community changes.

Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, McGill University

Janet McCabe
Michelle McClure
Sarah MacEachern
Lesley Wiart
Joanne Charron
Stephanie Glegg
Marla Cable
Emma Steven
Melanie Bergthorson
Tiiu Poldma
Helene Louise
Nick Katalifos
Robert Simpson
Linda Martin

Research theme:
BRIGHT Supports: Projects to integrate mental health into care

Age range: 
0–21 years

Start date:
October 2016


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