For the complete AODA policy, please visit our Policies page.


The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s (“CPC”) vision is “through Paralympic sport, an inclusive world”. We imagine an inclusive Canada where people feel a sense of belonging; where accessibility is centered, where we work together to create access; and where people with disabilities are valued for all their capabilities, diversity, and differences. Through Paralympic sport, we have a platform to model and promote what disability inclusion and accessibility can look like, and we will work across several areas to drive meaningful change.

Our policy meets the requirements of the AODA which we consider to be minimal standards. We strive to achieve inclusion above and beyond the AODA accessibility standards in order to meet our vision of an inclusive world.

In keeping with the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, CPC will strive to continuously improve the accessibility of services and meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. CPC will do this by working to reduce and/or eliminate barriers, including physical, environmental, attitudinal, communication, technological, and systemic that may prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in CPC’s services and support. We are committed to ensuring that all AODA requirements are adhered to in a rigorous fashion. Everyone has a role in creating an equitable and inclusive environment, as well as in the accommodation process and the identification, removal, and/or reduction of accessibility barriers. Any policy of the CPC that does not contribute to the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.

Alternate Formats

Ensuring that our people can communicate effectively is important to us. Our vision is to ensure that our communications are inclusive to everyone so that we can provide excellent service. This policy relates to print and digital media as well as two-way communication via telephone, email, inperson, and virtual meetings and presentations. It does not apply to commercial products or product labels, information that is not controlled directly by CPC, or information or communications that cannot be converted.

We will ensure that we provide information and communications to our customers in alternate formats upon request and in a timely manner. Depending on the situation this may include, and is not limited to:

In determining an appropriate format, we commit to consulting with the requestor.


CPC is compliant with the Worldwide Consortium Accessible Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) as outlined in section 14 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.