Canadian athletes with a disability demonstrate at every level what is truly possible through sport. They are the finest examples that with support, there are no limits. Through the development of sport for people with a disability, every single Canadian can imagine themselves at the start line regardless of ability.
In July 2017, for the first-time ever at this scale, the Government of Canada announced matching funds available in support to develop the Para sport athlete pathway.
In response to this unprecedented opportunity we have launched IMAGINATION, a four-year initiative to raise $6 Million, which will unlock $4 Million in government matching funds, leading to an impact of $10 Million to ensure that more Canadians with a disability are given the opportunity to choose sport and to become athletes that excel on the world stage.
ImagiNation will increase access to coaching, equipment, and training environments for thousands of Canadians with a disability, as well as invest in individuals with the drive and talent to compete on the world stage.
We are pleased to announce that, through the support of a number of leading businesses and philanthropic individuals, we have raised $2 million of our $6 million target.