Can you imagine sitting alone in gym class while the rest of the class is having fun? Can you imagine needing costly, adapted equipment to participate in almost every sport? Can you imagine not having the support you need to excel to the highest levels in a sport you love?
Now IMAGINE… A Canada where sport is available to all.
Our GOAL is to ensure that the programs, equipment and people are in place to propel more Canadians with a disability all the way from their communities to the Paralympic podium.
Our DREAM is that no Canadian with a disability should ever face a barrier to participating in sport.
There are more than five million Canadians with a disability, but only a very small percentage of them are active in sport. Far too many Canadians with a disability have not been given the opportunity to become athletes.
What People Are Saying
"Our sport is expensive. When you start getting to a higher level, you’re buying your own chairs. Some athletes are getting titanium chairs to gain an advantage because sometimes that’s all it is. Teams are so closely matched that any little advantage you can gain is going to make a big difference. "
— Trevor Hirschfield, three-time Paralympian, Wheelchair rugby