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Greg Westlake, Michelle Salt, Kurt Oatway

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 the playground to the Paralympic podium.

Our dream is that no Canadian with a disability should ever face a barrier to participating in sport.

How

Click here to donate online

  • By Mail - click here to download printable form
  • By Phone
    • Call us at 613-569-4333 ext 248 to speak to a member of our team.
    • A charitable tax receipt will be provided for all donations. The Paralympic Foundation of Canada’s charitable registration # is 813904190RR0001.

 

Brian Hill with kids in the class room

Impact

Inspired by our Canadian Paralympians, many kids with a disability dream of the podium and representing Canada.

The Parasport Jumpstart Fund was created by Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Canadian Paralympic Committee to help get more kids across Canada involved in sport. The fund helps to support the costs of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.  Funds may be used towards registration, transportation and equipment costs for children within approved Parasport programs.

 

 

Did You Know

  • Annual membership to state of the art facilities where young children can practice sport can cost up to $400
  • A pair of hockey skates can cost $200, but a sled for sledge hockey costs $550.
  • Good running shoes might set parents back $100, but a quality sports wheelchair to race or play basketball can cost $2,500 and up.

Wheels