Three member organizations receive Canadian Paralympic Committee funding

July 18, 2014


The Canadian Paralympic Committee has granted CanoeKayak Canada’s member organizations over $11,000 through their two annual funds.

Para-Equipment Fund

  • CanoeKayak BC ($5000)
  • Ottawa River Canoe Club ($3519)
  • Pointe-Claire Canoe Club ($1700)
  • Pisiquid Canoe Club ($1000)

Recruitment Program Fund

  • Rideau Canoe Club ($3750)

The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering recruitment programming and expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment. The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF) supports the creation of a new program, or the expansion of an existing successful introductory parasport initiative.

This funding is a major boost to Paracanoe programs in Canada as CanoeKayak Canada seeks to expand the sport’s accessibility and prepares athletes for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where Paracanoe will make its debut. Congratulations to all recipients and thanks to the Canadian Paralympic Committee for its generous support. For more information on the Canadian Paralympic Committee visit

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.



Media Contact:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada