We are the community body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in the Ottawa Carleton region. Our mission is to develop opportunities for persons with a physical disability to participate in fully integrated sports programs and to work toward changing the community's perceptions of persons with physical disabilities by promoting and showcasing their abilities and the contribution they make to our society.
About OTTAWA CARLETON WHEELCHAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION INC
The Ottawa-Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association (OCWSA) is a non-profit organization that was established to encourage participation in the sport of wheelchair basketball throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec. It supports the initiation and early development of new sport opportunities for persons with a disability.
The OCWSA started in 1976 as a wheelchair basketball program at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Today it is a successful organization operating under a board of directors, elected from its general membership.
The association operates competitive and recreational basketball programs to suit the needs and interests of its members. As well, it actively pursues involvement with the community to promote familiarization with wheelchair sports and to educate the public about the abilities and capabilities of persons with a disability.