We’re the Italian Canadian HandiCapable Association.
ICHA is a non-profit, charitible organization offering social and sporting activities to
individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities across Windsor and Essex County.
The ICHA began in 1977 at Glengarda School when Egidio Novelletto began a soccer program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Since then, the ICHA has added many social and recreational programs, including activities and events designed to integrate our members into the community. In October of 2002, the ICHA opened the Novelletto Rosati Complex to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all people with a physical or intellectual disabilities.
ICHA social members participate in many out-of town soccer tournaments, and have traveled as a group across Ontario and through parts of the United States. Today, the ICHA is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Ontario. Thanks to the support of our donors, we continue to grow and provide quality programming to all our special members.
Let’s get acquainted.
Learn more about our history and the programs we offer by watching this video.
Special thanks to Mel’s Videography, Mitzi Designs, Mario Benvenuto Images and narrator Cameron Wells for contributing to the production.
Make a difference.
As a not-for-profit organization, the ICHA relies heavily on the generosity of its donors. We are always seeking financial contributions to assist us in delivering our programs. Your support benefits the activities and events that improve quality of life for intellectually and physically disabled individuals across Windsor and Essex County. We couldn’t do it without your help!
Volunteer with us.
We are always looking for individuals to assist us in delivering our programs. Experience is not required, we’ll assist you in assisting us! If you’re a high school student looking for community service hours, please consider the ICHA.
Volunteers are needed in the soccer, basketball, bingo, bocce ball, floor hockey and bowling programs, as well as for special events. For more information about volunteering, please complete the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
3939 Carmichael Road
Website by Hannah Mosey
Monday: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
NOTICE OF EVENT CANCELLATION
Dear Members, Guests, Volunteers, Donors and Sponsors,
In times like these, it is important to understand that there are often situations beyond our control and gives pause to the fact that as a global community, we are working through a situation the likes of which we’ve never experienced.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, as outlined in Step 3 of the Ontario government’s reopening plan, the ICHA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2021 Fishing Derby. We understand the disappointment, but this is for all of our health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The Board has also determined at this time to continue with the cancellation of IN-PERSON programs and will review the situation as it continues to unfold. Hopefully, government and health guidelines permitting, we can re-start in January 2022.
Virtual programs including TAE KWON DO, DANCE, YOGA and a new GAME Night will be offered starting in September.
Please follow our Facebook page and Instagram for further updates.
We thank you for your understanding as the ICHA Board makes this difficult decision to confront the spread of this virus. Until we meet again, stay safe.
Loris Sanson, President of ICHA
The Board has also determined at this time to continue with the cancellation of IN-PERSON programs and will review the situation as it continues to unfold. Hopefully, government and health guidelines permitting, we can re-start in January 2022. Virtual programs including TAE KWON DO, Dance, Yoga and a new Game Night will be offered starting in September.