The following organizations have received funding from the 2022-23 Paralympic Sport Development Fund. For more information on the funding program, please click HERE

Club Vainqueurs
Para Athletics – Quebec 
Equipment purchase (racing chairs) to help support the inclusion of Para athletes in programming

Ontario Cycling Association 
Para Cycling – Ontario 
Continuation of its Para cycling summer development camp framework

Ontario Blind Sports Association 
Goalball – Ontario 
Initiatives to recruit and support women and girls in sport to increase participation as well as a mentorship program for female coaches

Cross Country Ski Ontario 
Para Nordic Skiing – Ontario 
Support the hiring of a Para lead including expenses related to coaching and travel to training camps/competitions

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement 
Para Powerlifting – Alberta 
Build capacity in Calgary and Edmonton hubs by purchasing specialized sport equipment for new and existing athletes

Cruisers Sports 
Wheelchair Basketball – Ontario 
Recruitment and financial support to help with running the house league and competition framework

Tennis Nova Scotia 
Wheelchair Tennis – Nova Scotia
Competition and development opportunity (International Tennis Federation tournament) for key wheelchair tennis players

CADS Ontario 
Para Alpine Skiing – Ontario 
Hosting a Paralympian Search style event followed by a multisport try-it with an outreach program to bring participants into existing Para programs as well as entry-level race and follow-up camp 

Association québécoise de sports pour paralytiques cérébraux (AQSPC) 
Boccia – Quebec 
Try-it days in rehab centres and schools to work with practitioners and have children try boccia with tailored follow-up as well as work with three regional clubs to support coach training and young athletes on Boccia QC circuit

BC Therapeutic Riding Association 
Para Equestrian – British Columbia 
Series of coach clinics with Clive Milkins, Equestrian Canada’s Para Dressage High Performance Program Technical Leader, aiming to support 40-50 coaches and upskill Equestrian Canada coaches and therapeutic riding instructors in technical Para dressage aspects  

Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club 
Para Swimming – British Columbia 
Coach support to develop Para specific training group/programming

Volleyball BC 
Sitting Volleyball – British Columbia 
Establish entry-level sitting volleyball programs for youth (age 10-18) and adults (age 19+) and develop a series of multi-sport Para workshops for community partners and potential participants

BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) 
Wheelchair Rugby – British Columbia 
Support four female athletes to attend Women's Cup in France as a targeted competition event as well as recruit new female players while also supporting the professional development of two female wheelchair rugby coaches in BC

Women’s Para Hockey of Canada 
Para Ice Hockey – British Columbia & Quebec 
Women’s team athlete outreach and engagement program as well as coach training and recruitment days linked to clubs in Kamloops and Québec City

Rocky Mountain Adaptive 
Para Alpine Skiing, Para Nordic Skiing, Para Snowboard – Alberta 
Expand programming to include Para nordic and Para snowboard based on its established and successful Para alpine program, focusing on developing the pathway, specifically coach training and certification

Ontario Tech University 
Multi-Sport – Ontario & Saskatchewan 
Extension linked to the Connection women’s Para sport pilot, providing weekly sport science education and support for women in Ontario and Saskatchewan, linked to Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan

Parasport New Brunswick 
Multi-Sport – New Brunswick
With athlete pool identified as a pressing gap in New Brunswick, Parasport NB has hired two staff to lead a series of multi-sport programs across the province with a focus on new participants

Parasports Quebec 
Multi-Sport – Quebec 
Focus on IST (integrated support team; such as sport science and sport medicine) support to multiple sports and Para specific coach development of coaches in athletics and wheelchair tennis

Swim Ontario 
Para Athletics & Para Swimming – Ontario 
Joint athletics/swimming initiative to extend a successful ‘Try It Plus’ pilot – a webinar, recruitment, and follow-up program for children, youth and their families to participate in introductory training and competition activities and sessions in an inclusive and social environment